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Exhibition 1971

 

Directorate of Telecommunications
LOCATIONS (Table of Major Sites)



Introduction
Over time the Directorate expanded its operation within England and Wales to meet growing demands to provide communication services.

This sub-section outlines where establishments were created, their purpose and where applicable, when they were closed, or transferred to ntl  following the 1994 trade sale.

Major Establishments

As listed in the table opposite.

Other Establishments
During the late 1960's and early 70's, the Directorate set up some sixty outstations. Their purpose was to provide a localised first-line service to customers in a given county, with back-up and specialist support  provided by the parent depot.

The areas covered are shown in the map given in Locations page 2.

Locations Index
Page 1 - Table of Major Site Locations
Page 2 - UK Map of Directorate Depots and Areas
Page 3 - Move of HQ to Ruddington in 1992
Page 4 - UK DTELS Service Centre Map

page updated: 09/05/16

Establishment

Location

Purpose

Comments

Headquarters

Horseferry House
London (< Sept 1992)
then
Ruddington (1992-94)

Determine policy, centralised engineering, administration, finance, personnel services, sales & marketing

Management board and top-level operatives

Centralised Support

Harrow, Middlesex

Central Stores and specialist support services

 

Stanmore, Middlesex

Training & specialist support services

Staff training

Weedon Northamptonshire

 

 

Weyhill, Hampshire

Maintenance Planning Group

Determining maintenance policy, assessing reliability

Maintenance Unit

Bishops Cleeve
Kippax
Weyhill

Centralised repair of high volume equipment and specialised systems

Managed by a Chief Wireless Technican reporting to a HQ based Senior Wireless Engineer

Wireless Depot

Billinge, Merseyside
Bridgend, Glamorgan
Cheveley, Suffolk
Cranbrook, Kent
Hannington, Hampshire
Kippax, West Yorkshire
Marley Hill, Northumbria
Romsley, West Midlands
Shapwick, Somerset
Stanton, Leicestershire

Regional field operations front-line support to major customers such as Police, Fire & Prison services covering a number of English or Welsh counties

Regional Wireless Engineers managed each depot, along with a number of outstations; which usually provided county specific first-line support

Wireless
Sub-Depot

Colwyn Bay, Clwyd
Tavistock, Devon
 

Similar role to its parent Wireless Depot, but covering large or difficult geographical areas

Chief Wireless Technicians managing sub-depots, reporting to RWE Bridgend and Shapwick respectively

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