Swansea Corporation Telephone Department

Scope and Content

This collection consists of secretariat records

Administrative / Biographical History

The Corporation of Swansea was granted a licence on 27 September 1902 and a service was opened on 5 November 1903. In early 1906 overtures were made by the Government for the purchase of the system, but the offer was seen as ridiculous. The Corporation, therefore, entered into negotiations with the National Telephone Company (NTC) and sold them their system on 31 March 1907.

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