British Relay Television

Another long gone service, in 1968 there were over 1 million subscribers.

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John Harvey
John Harvey
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1 year ago

I live in Leeds. We had British Relay until the late seventies I think. When the Emley Moor transmitter fell down, we were the only house in the street that still had any TV. I think Relay had a tie in with Visionhire as we always rented our TV there.

Robert Cox
Robert Cox
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1 year ago

I was a showroom. Manager in eltham London up to 1972. What a great company to work for

David Hughes
David Hughes
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1 year ago

Does anyone know if there was ever a model car made of there vehicles? Apparently the blue was patented and called, ‘British Relay Blue’? Please contact me at davehughesmp@gmail.com

Michael J Moore
Michael J Moore
Guest
11 months ago

Started working at Trafalgar Radio & TV Greenwich London in 1963 then taken over by British Relay then Visionhire then Granada TV untill I left in 1998 So many happy times. Michael J Mooore

RichardFromMarple
Member
11 months ago

This is a good write up of the British Relay service in Whitehaven, along with some other observations about the TV rental trade in the town.

https://www.transdiffusion.org/2004/01/01/rentals

David
David
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6 months ago

I’m curious about the backroom aspects of British Relay. Was it coax they deployed to feed houses? What was the length limit?

Eve
Eve
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4 months ago

My late father, Ray Wood, was a British Relay area manager based in Hanwell from the mid-to-late 70s. He chose redundancy when the Visionhire takeover happened and opened his own business in Scotland. Dad regularly organised social and promotional events as part of his job, including a staff trip to Le Touquet as I recall. I have three T-shirts still in their packets which say ‘British Relay – to try me is to love me’ in red, white and blue. Would anyone like them?!

spamhead
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Reply to  Eve
3 months ago

Omg Wow. I knew your Father. He was a tall gent with dark hair. He reminded of Max Bygraves. He gave me my first job from school as an apprentice TV engineer based at relays main repair depot in Trumpers Way Hanwell. I have fond memories of those days working there. I to was made redundant when Visionhire took over because they closed the service centre down and put all the engineers out on the field. I was 18 and didn’t drive so was outed.

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