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Wembley Post Office, London, Telephone Call Room
Another shot of the telephone call room at Wembley in 1948.
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London 2012 media centre
Journalists will have no need to leave the media centre in the Olympic Park for day-to-day needs.
In addition to the on-site tech support, camera repair and other work-related support, there is a 200m long 'High Street'.
This features a range of shops and services, including a gym, post office, dry cleaners, pharmacy and general store for journalists.
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London 1948 switchboard operators
Switchboard operators at the Corinthian exchange at Wembley.
To cope with the additional demand in 1948, some 124 phone lines were added at Wembley for the public.
In contrast, in 2012 the Olympic Park will have full Wi-Fi coverage. Telecoms operators have also been installing additional capacity to make sure that the huge amount of photos sent and video viewed during the Olympics doesn't affect mobile coverage or internet access.
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