Thought For The Day

Thought For The Day:

Sign on the side of the road: "On This Exact Spot on July, 24, 1876, Nothing Happened."

Retirement is great except you don't get a day off.

Telephone. An object which rings when the only person at home is taking a bath.

One man's telephone is another man's wrong number.

Telephone. A device that makes it easy to distinguish voices and hard to extinguish them.

Telephone, n, An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.

A telephone pole never strikes a vehicle except in self defence.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Donnybrook Telephone Exchange

Today I found out where the original Donnybrook telephone exchange.  Apparently a telephone switchboard was installed in the old Indian shop in the village of Donnybrook in the 1920's.  When the shop was to be rebuilt the Post Office took the telephone switchboard out and Mrs Mingay announced to the telephone guys that she was going to have the old switchboard.  They said no, but she continued.  So they said they needed to take the switchboard to Pietermaritzburg to remove some parts from it.  Two weeks later they delivered the switchboard to her home.  I'll arrange to see this old switchboard sometime soon and will post some pics on this site for all to see.


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