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Unusual British Dial Card

Started by FABphones, September 27, 2020, 11:41:12 AM

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Can anyone give a location and approx age for this unusual British Dial Card?

'Medical 333 or 555'
'Fire and Emergency 222'

ETA: my own research is pointing to nationwide use of these numbers - found an 01 London dial card with the same emergency numbers. So am guessing this was pre 999, or possibly an internal system.

Can anyone confirm this or give a poss date range?

Thanks for any help.

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I believe those emergency numbers would have been for a government office of some kind. I know that '2222' is used as an emergency number by at least one government department currently. Also the phone number without an exchange name or code suggests a card from an internal phone system.

Edited to add - a quick Google of ''emergency 2222' shows it's also used in hospitals across Europe as an internal emergency number.