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CovPoliceHistory
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481 of 687  Mon 1st Jan 2018 8:52pm  
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With reference to the picture in post #478. The Officer is using one of the telephone posts, aka pillar, of which there were 79 of them around the City, along with 58 kiosks or boxes. The following post mentions the PYE units. These were the PYE Pocketfone PF1. One unit was the transmitter and the other a receiver. Introduced from 1964, at first only the receiver was issued to the constable on the beat, while the sergeant carried the transmitter and he would communicate messages/information to those out on the streets. I have a set, see photo. Lower unit, the transmitter, press the button on the side and the antenna would pop-up. Pushed down manually to stow away. Middle unit, the receiver, a small speaker on the top and a simple on/off volume knob on the side. Top unit, receiver, same as the middle one but with the addition of a (now very rare) external loudspeaker, housed in a waterproof rubber shroud which was clipped onto the epaulette of the tunic or overcoat. Used mainly by an officer on a bicycle.
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Rob Orland
482 of 687  Mon 1st Jan 2018 9:35pm  
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CKV 1D
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483 of 687  Sun 11th Feb 2018 11:52am  
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A very busy Upper Precinct / Broadgate here, with the beautiful Cathedral spire dominating the skyline in the background there!
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TonyS
Coventry
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484 of 687  Sun 11th Feb 2018 2:49pm  
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On 1st Jan 2018 8:52pm, CovPoliceHistory said: The following post mentions the PYE units. These were the PYE Pocketfone PF1. One unit was the transmitter and the other a receiver. Introduced from 1964, at first only the receiver was issued to the constable on the beat, while the sergeant carried the transmitter and he would communicate messages/information to those out on the streets.
Am I correct in saying that a combined Pye transmitter/receiver unit, based on the same style as this, was issued during the 1970's?
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coventry49
Devon
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485 of 687  Sun 11th Feb 2018 2:53pm  
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Yes, sometime around 1974/75 I think. They were navy blue in colour and I believe were a different make.
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CovPoliceHistory
Coventry
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486 of 687  Sun 11th Feb 2018 6:25pm  
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The 'Burndept BE470' replaced the 'PYE PF1'.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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487 of 687  Mon 12th Feb 2018 4:06am  
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Every home should have one!!! Big grin Big grin
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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488 of 687  Sat 17th Feb 2018 9:32pm  
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Proof if ever needed that it really was mucked up once more.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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489 of 687  Wed 21st Mar 2018 10:16am  
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Following the earlier posts from Anne and Helen about the 'new' Prudential building on the corner of Spicerstoke and Broadgate - here's a rare image thanks to Debbie Dean Nelson of the bombed out frame. It can only have stood completed for little over 12 months.
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pixrobin
Canley
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490 of 687  Tue 10th Apr 2018 8:09pm  
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Can anyone imagine Broadgate as bare as this on a Saturday lunchtime 50/60 years ago?
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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491 of 687  Fri 13th Apr 2018 4:46am  
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A good one Pix, showing a wide span and I have never see Lady G. looking so green before and not the Saturday humdrum I remember. Wave
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Osmiroid
UK
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492 of 687  Tue 24th Apr 2018 3:53pm  
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Is this the same tram hut from different viewpoints?
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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493 of 687  Tue 24th Apr 2018 5:26pm  
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Osmiroid, no it's not the same shelter, I think the dates are different too.
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Osmiroid
UK
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494 of 687  Wed 25th Apr 2018 12:51am  
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I have marked on a map where the one in the first picture is: Also Kaga, do you know what is written on the first floor window of Royal Vaults, looks like "something Room" or "something Food"?
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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495 of 687  Wed 25th Apr 2018 10:07am  
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Osmiroid, could it be "Smoke room"?
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