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My GPO Family of books, exploring communications history... about the General Post Office (GPO), Post Office Telecommunications, British Telecom, and BT.

 
Poetry in the Post Office London's GPO Heritage The GPO and Bletchley Park Shady Tales  
   
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Poetry in the Post Office
Poetry in the Post Office

“Few have waxed lyrical about the workings of the  (British) Post Office  as its empire of posts and telecommunications have changed over many decades. Here is an illustrated light-hearted poetic journey across some of its services and locations.”  

Poetry in the Post Office is a compilation of poems that were written to emphasise topics in the My GPO Family series of books. Some new poems highlighting the alliteration and uniformity of Post Office work are also included. Poems herein encompass the era when the General Post Office (GPO) operated both the postal and telecommunication services in the UK. The Post Office Savings Bank (POSB) activities evolved into Premium Savings Bonds (ERNIE), and a new banking service National Girobank.
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London's GPO Heritage
London's GPO Heritage


As one-time provider of both Posts and Telecommunications, the General Post Office’s property empire across London was vast. The larger public service buildings of the Post Office often had communication-themed artwork to highlight their purpose.

Here is a pictorial journey (in colour) through some notable buildings and street furniture whose histories have featured in the My GPO Family book series. Includes: Dorothy Annan murals, London Wall remains, Faraday Building, Fleet Building and PO Tower.
The GPO and Bletchley Park
The GPO and Bletchley Park (New Feb 2020)

Tommy Flowers of the (GPO) General Post Office’s research group devised Colossus the world’s first programmable electronic computer which broke the German Lorenz codes.   Hundreds of GPO teleprinters at Bletchley Park, the Government’s Station X,  relayed vital messages across the UK via the Defence Teleprinter Network.  As a government department, it was not surprising, that the GPO created an engineering training centre at Bletchley Park after the codebreakers moved out.  


This photobook explores a selection of the many GPO connections with Bletchley Park, past and present, tracing the remnants of the buildings, staff training, and the rebuilds of the wartime machines.
   



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