Enfield exchange


Principal Investigator: Dr Tilly Blyth, National Museum of Science and Industry
Collaborators: BT, Enfield Museum Service
Duration: From 2012 to 2013

One of the many objects in the Science Museum’s collections is a manual telephone switchboard from the Enfield telephone exchange. It was collected by the Science Museum in 1961, because it was the last of its kind to be taken out of service in the Greater London area. Between 1925 and 1960 this manual telephone switchboard was central to Enfield life. The Enfield Exchange project aimed to find out if anybody remembers it and its telephonists.