Slough - Telephone for Police

17/04/1897

Will the telephone be introduced into Slough Police Station?

At the last meeting of the Standing Joint Committee, the Chief Constable (Major Mayne) read a letter from the National Telephone Company, stating that they had opened an exchange at Slough, and inquiring whether the Committee desired the Police station connected with that exchange. A charge of £10 per annum would be made, in addition to 3d for every three minutes' conversation outside a twenty-five miles radius. It would be most convenient if they were connected with the exchange, as it would put them in communication with Scotland Yard. The committee decieded to refer the matter to the Chief Constable to make a report on it to them.