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Re: Old 3 digit UK Telephone numbers.
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday 18 April 18 01:01 BST (UK) »
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Re: Old 3 digit UK Telephone numbers.
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 18 April 18 12:24 BST (UK) »
Chris - getting off topic here but did the book 'The Man Who Never was' mention a pub in Wales and if so why? My wife and I have seen the film countless times and Major William Martin was portrayed as coming from Scotland. (His true origins are somewhat dubious) and in the film they do not venture into Wales. I'd be fascinated to know.

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Re: Old 3 digit UK Telephone numbers.
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 18 April 18 12:34 BST (UK) »
Just come across an old letter heading from my grandfather's business
W G Parsons and Sons ,Builders, Rock Road, Midsomer Norton  Tel 17
About mid 1930s
Nurse, Musther, Smith, Julnes, Rogers, Parsons,Grieves(Greaves,Greeves),Wood,Cray,Scrine,Shellard,Greenstock,

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Re: Old 3 digit UK Telephone numbers.
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 18 April 18 13:27 BST (UK) »
Chris - getting off topic here but did the book 'The Man Who Never was' mention a pub in Wales and if so why? My wife and I have seen the film countless times and Major William Martin was portrayed as coming from Scotland. (His true origins are somewhat dubious) and in the film they do not venture into Wales. I'd be fascinated to know.

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AJ

The film is not accurate -  one of the criticisms of it is that it was partly based on a different earliier book by Duff Cooper, but the book by Ewen Montagu, who was actually involved, is more accurate. (The sequences at the end of the film where the Nazi agent investigates, are pure fiction.)

Glyndwr Michael is not mentioned in the book out of respect to his family, but he was an alcoholic from South Wales who died in London in 1943, hence the convenient body. I have heard a theory that some other person may have been the real corpse, but the point is that Glyndwr Michael was used as the basis for the fictional William Martin.

In the book Montagu says that he chose the birthplace of Cardiff at random, but it's very near Michael's birthplace of Bargoed. In the effects that were placed in the body's clothing there was a letter purporting to be from his father John Glyndwr ! Martin, and that is written on the notepaper of the Black Lion, Mold. That established the Welsh connection, but I think someone involved must have had some of the stationery - who doesn't "borrow" stuff from their hotel room?

The Scottish connection comes from the body being taken up to the Clyde where it was to be taken aboard a submarine. The book has photographs of this sequence of events.

I remember the Black Lion being a pub and hotel, but it's long closed - it's now a branch of the Halifax and a shop. Chris



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Re: Old 3 digit UK Telephone numbers.
« Reply #31 on: Wednesday 18 April 18 13:44 BST (UK) »
Skelcey (Skelsey Skelcy Skeley Shelsey Kelcy Skelcher) - Warks, Yorks, Lancs <br />Hancox - Warks<br />Green - Warks<br />Draper - Warks<br />Lynes - Warks<br />Hudson - Warks<br />Morris - Denbs Mont Salop <br />Davies - Cheshire, North Wales<br />Fellowes - Cheshire, Denbighshire<br />Owens - Cheshire/North Wales<br />Hicks - Cornwall<br />Lloyd and Jones (Mont)<br />Rhys/Rees (Mont)

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Re: Old 3 digit UK Telephone numbers.
« Reply #32 on: Thursday 19 April 18 12:23 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that Chris - very interesting. That establishes he Black Lion mention.
There is a theory that Glendwr Michael's body was never used as it was too decomposed and that a body from an escort carrierl that blew up in Scotland was used instead. No proof, though.
The film was a damn good one - my wife and my favourite.

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Re: Old 3 digit UK Telephone numbers.
« Reply #33 on: Saturday 21 April 18 19:39 BST (UK) »
Short telephone numbers hung around longer than I expected, even in cities.

The coachbuilder's plate from my car, fitted in 1927, gives their contact details as "Telephone 8 Derby".

The company (as Holmes & Co) had the same number in the earliest phone book on Ancestry. There were already 3 digit numbers in Derby in Victorian times, and still single-digit ones 30 years later.
Looking at ALSTON in south Ribble area, ALSTEAD and DONBAVAND/DUNBABIN etc. everywhere, HOWCROFT and MARSH in Bolton and Westhoughton, PICKERING in the Whitehaven area.

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