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 Post subject: A long day out.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:38 pm 
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My little 1967 GPO engineers van had a day out yesterday (Thursday 13th June - how time flies?) and managed to cover 458 miles in an interesting trip out.

Left North Wales at midnight to be at the ExCel centre in the east of London by 6am ready for an event which ran from 7.30am until 10pm ! Then leaving to return home at around 11pm to arrive home 30 hours after leaving

It was a purely internal event run by 'Openreach' - the arms-length subsidiary of BT's which runs the UK's main telecoms 'cable' infrastructure - originally overhead copper wires, then copper cable and now rapidly converting to fibre-optic to delivery faster and faster broadband.

There were three vehicles in the main event room on the third floor - my 1967 GPO engineers van, an 1941 version and the very latest Openreach vehicle only received the day before - an electric only equivalent of my van complete in a new Openreach livery I've never seen before with no mention of BT anywhere and a large map of the UK on the sides.

My little van is kitted out as it would have been in 1967/69 - the last days of the GPO before it became a State Owned Corporation rather than a Government Department. A lot of interest was shown in it and its kit by the thousand or so Openreach staff who were present from Director level downwards.

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 Post subject: Re: A long day out.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:09 am 
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Looks very nice, much more interesting than the latest ‘greatest’ zero emissions van.

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