Museum of Bath at Work and Bath Postal Museum Spring Film Season – Telephones and Telegrams

The Fairy on the Phone -GPO Switchboard operator

Join us on April 10th at 12.30 to watch four more films from the GPO film unit. The cost is £5.00. The films are jointly organised and publicised by the Bath Postal Museum and ourselves. The two museums will share the proceeds.

GPO film unit logo

The General Post Office created the GPO film unit in 1933. The Unit soon became internationally renowned as a centre for creative, exciting public information films. The films deal with various aspects of the GPOs work in the 1930s, and give an evocative record of that era.

The Fairy of the Phone: Post Office Telephones and Telegrams

Date & Time:April 10th 2019 – 12.30 pm
Venue:The Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Road, Bath
Admission:£5.00 (Free if you have already paid for museum admission)


Sixpenny Telegram (1935)

The Coming of the Dial (1933)

The Fairy of the Phone (1936)

The Heavenly Post Office (1938).

A charming collection of films presenting to the public the new GPO services.  The opportunities provided by sending and receiving telegrams, and the advantages of getting a telephone for your home or business. Introduced by Museum Director Stuart Burroughs.

The films last about an hour.        

A light lunch of sandwiches will be available to purchase.

Look out for the next screenings in our Spring Film Season. In April, we have a series of evening films that relate to different environments: The City, The Sea and the Land. In May, the last two GPO films are about the Post Office Savings Bank. At the end of May we have films from the Bath fringe.

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