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Farewell to Yellow Pages

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Farewell to Yellow Pages

After over 50 years Yellow Pages will be making its final distrubution over the next two years.

The first of 104 final editions will be distributed in Kingston in January 2018, with the last ever to be delivered in Brighton – where it all began in 1966 – a year later.

I haven't used Yellow Pages or the Thompson directory for at least 17 years, maybe longer.

 

But have fond memories of the J R Hartley ads.

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I've always dumped them straight in the recycling.
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Re: Farewell to Yellow Pages

I had a copy of BT's The Phone Book pushed through my letterbox this morning.

I unwrapped it, opened it and checked that I don't feature in it.

Satisfied that I am still ex-directory it was consigned to the recycle bin.

Does anyone still keep it for reference?

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Re: Farewell to Yellow Pages

Another victim of the internet. Shame really what are men with spare time and vans going to deliver now?

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I must admit i've never used the Thomson directory but always liked to keep it around purely because i liked the look of it lol.

The loss of the yellow pages is tragic. It was always a fine replacement for toilet paper during hard times. 

I used to like the 80s advert of the boy emptying his piggybank after looking up a model railway shop in the yellow pages... classic advert that.

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Steve wrote:

Shame really what are men with spare time and vans going to deliver now?


 

Door to Door sausage delivery... Crazy

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They can go to Asda and pick up my beer groceries Cheesy

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Strat wrote:

I had a copy of BT's The Phone Book pushed through my letterbox this morning.

...

 

Does anyone still keep it for reference?


Yes, and I've needed to use it at least monthly, maybe a bit more. Not everything (and certainly not everyone) is on the www and even if they are, the book's quicker.

Don't find yellow pages much use though - most companies no longer seem to list in it - it's in the bin.

 

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7up wrote:

 

I used to like the 80s advert of the boy emptying his piggybank after looking up a model railway shop in the yellow pages... classic advert that.


Found it on youtube:

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Nice two-tone blue GPO 722 Trimphone...

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What will happen to the "5%" of the population who can't get decent Internet?  For the rest of us it is easy to jump into Google to look up a business phone number.

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Find a library and use their computers perhaps?

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AlaricAdair wrote:

What will happen to the "5%" of the population who can't get decent Internet?  For the rest of us it is easy to jump into Google to look up a business phone number.


This country has a long history of turning its back on "difficult citizens". This is no different.

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