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Hello again!

(31 Posts)
callgirl1 Thu 27-Oct-16 16:51:45

Just to say that as my other username of numberplease didn`t seem to work anymore, I`ve had to rejoin in a new guise, so Hello, I`m back again!

thatbags Thu 27-Oct-16 16:53:44

Hello, number. It's good to see you back again. I hope things are settling down for you and family flowers

Alima Thu 27-Oct-16 16:54:06

Hi number. Your new name gave me a mental image of the Tiller Girls!

janeainsworth Thu 27-Oct-16 17:01:20

Hello number. Thanks for letting us know. I'm a bit slow and wouldn't have made the connection grin

Charleygirl Thu 27-Oct-16 17:07:41

Like Jane I also would not have made the connection- my mind was thinking of other types of call girls!!!

I also hope that life has settled down a bit and that you are getting some rest.

callgirl1 Thu 27-Oct-16 17:08:31

Thanks for the greetings.
Yes, Bags, we`re getting there, slowly but surely, if it wasn`t for the kids, I`d never have managed, wouldn`t have known half of what needed to be done.
Am I supposed to inform the powers that be that I have rejoined under a new name, or will they know?

soop Thu 27-Oct-16 17:09:12

Welcome back number callgirl1

POGS Thu 27-Oct-16 17:20:19

Hi number.

I take it you were a 'Call Girl' like myself, a telephonist?

Keep posting.

callgirl1 Thu 27-Oct-16 17:28:11

What exchange did you work on Pogs? I was at Rochdale from 1959 till 1964.

kittylester Thu 27-Oct-16 17:29:50

Hi number, I've been hoping you wouldn't abandon us! flowers

callgirl1 Thu 27-Oct-16 17:45:26

Never Kitty! I was able to read all the posts, but wasn`t able to post myself, or pick up pms, so if anyone has pm`d me during the last week and a half, I won`t have got them.

Marelli Thu 27-Oct-16 18:22:06

callgirl1, good to see you back on the forum! It'll be good for you, too, to be able to chat with your Gransmates again.
Am I the only one who finds your new name rather saucy.... wink?

Jalima Thu 27-Oct-16 18:38:17

Hi number, sorry callgirl1! Welcome back

as an aside, two of the Tiller Girls were pupils at my old school (before my time)

ninathenana Thu 27-Oct-16 18:52:48

No not the only one Marelli grin

Lona Thu 27-Oct-16 19:45:52

Glad to see you back, hope you'll keep chatting call girl flowers

Jalima Thu 27-Oct-16 19:49:11

well, I nearly ignored it thinking that ..... blush

but don't be put off, we know you now!

cornergran Thu 27-Oct-16 20:08:49

Welcome back, number, under your new identity. flowers

marelli, thought it was just me grin.

ffinnochio Thu 27-Oct-16 22:21:10

Good to see you back callgirl flowers . Hope GN will bring you a bit if sunshine

callgirl1 Fri 28-Oct-16 01:28:43

It was either callgirl or hellogirl, both sound a bit saucy I suppose, but trust you Marelli, lol!

ninathenana Fri 28-Oct-16 08:10:21

"holdtheline" grin

Anya Fri 28-Oct-16 08:55:46

Welcome back smile

POGS Fri 28-Oct-16 11:23:38


Leicester, Free Lane Exchange. I loved the old Dolls Eye Switchboard, I bet you did too!

callgirl1 Fri 28-Oct-16 15:55:59

Do you mean the old manual exchange switchboards Pogs? I only ever worked on them when relieving at other exchanges whilst they were converting to automatic. Rochdale was already automatic when I started there. I was sent out to Bolton, Rossendale, Todmorden (complete with ghost) and Bacup. Got quite a few electric shocks from the old manual boards as well.

baubles Fri 28-Oct-16 21:49:00

Nice to see you back callgirl1 smile
You've reminded me of the times when I was occasionally required to relieve the telephonist in my civil service office for short periods. It was a task I didn't look forward to as the 'eyeballs in the sky' switchboard filled me with horror. I dread to think how many calls came to an abrupt end as I pulled the cable and like as not crossed wires with the wrong person. O
You would have been distinctly unimpressed!

baubles Fri 28-Oct-16 21:49:26

Random O there!