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Any chance of some older pre-STD codes for the boomers on here?

 

Help Rodger feel at home in this confusing modern world.

 

3 Hillsborough

4 Brightside

5 Heeley

6 Crookes

 


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Just now, Neal M said:

Any chance of some older pre-STD codes for the boomers on here?

 

Help Rodger feel at home in this confusing modern world.

 

3 Hillsborough

4 Brightside

5 Heeley

6 Crookes

 

 

They were all 0742, weren't they?

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, DeeJayOne said:

 

The area code is just 0114. 

 

The 2 or 3 after that is the local exchange number. 

 

 


Being really pedantic the 2 or 3 is the batch number. 
 

The exchange number is the first digit of the old 6 digit number.

 

And really old exchange numbers are the 2 of the 6 digits.

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Just now, DeeJayOne said:

 

They were all 0742, weren't they?

 

 

 


Pre 0742 you’d go through the operator and ask for Crookes xxxxx or Brightside xxxxx.

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2 hours ago, Neal M said:


Being really pedantic the 2 or 3 is the batch number. 
 

The exchange number is the first digit of the old 6 digit number.

 

And really old exchange numbers are the 2 of the 6 digits.

 

Not quite the case.

 

01142 and 01143 are both Group switching centres for the Sheffield area numbers. Prior to that they were 0742 with both 5 and 6 digit numbers.

 

The exchange number is the first two digits of the local exchange.

 

The older 5 digit numbers that were around in the 70s it's the first number that gives you the local exchange.

 

Example the Sheffield phone number 23509 (early 70s) was a Sheffield city centre number located at Eldon House exchange on Charter Row, about 300 yards down from Telephone House also on Charter Row. These 5 digit numbers changed over to 6 digit around the late 70s. 23509 became 723509.

 

Beauchief exchange was 36xxxx

 

Owlerton Exchange 34xxxx

 

Intake 39xxxx 65xxxx 64xxxx

 

Stocksbridge 88xxxx

 

Etc

 

With the advent of non geographical numbers worldwide, you really cannot be sure of where your call terminates today. I can, if I wanted have a New York telephone number for my home number. You can buy these numbers from brokers.

 

https://www.ttnc.co.uk/phone-numbers/

 

Going back to calling the operator for Crooks xxxx (usually 4 digit numbers) was pre STD and way before my time. If you go back far enough you would find 3 digit numbers.

 

I've always fancied having Pennsylvania 65000 for my home number, but someone called Glenn had it.

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8 hours ago, Essix Blue said:

Or how about just have old phone numbers and see if anyone recognise them

 

like 24267


Stocksbridge 3505 (no idea what the area code was)...

 

which sometime mid 70s became Sheffield 883505.

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1 hour ago, Tamworthowl said:


Stocksbridge 3505 (no idea what the area code was)...

 

which sometime mid 70s became Sheffield 883505.

24267 became 274267

 

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18 hours ago, DeeJayOne said:

 

The area code is just 0114. 

 

The 2 or 3 after that is the local exchange number. 

 

 

Man I hate it when people say "Yes my number is Sheffield 01142"

 

No, no, no.

 

It is not. 

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43 minutes ago, Skyline said:

Man I hate it when people say "Yes my number is Sheffield 01142"

 

No, no, no.

 

It is not. 

It didn’t help back in the day when it changed, cos all numbers went from 0742 to 0114 2. 

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25 minutes ago, Essix Blue said:

It didn’t help back in the day when it changed, cos all numbers went from 0742 to 0114 2. 

 

Add in the fact that most other towns/cities changed to a five-digit area code (by adding a 1).

 

Sheffield was originally going to become 01742, but that changed fairly late on in the process to 0114.

 

When numbers starting with 3 were introduced in Sheffield there were reports of people trying to dial 01142 3xx xxxx

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