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Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire , Staffordshire and Warwickshire have separate pages.
AMPTHILL, Beds. Pecks (drapers/furnishings), Market Square. Wire system. Shop closed in 1980. Bedfordshire Country Life Magazine, No.4, Spring 1999
ARLESLEY, Beds . Co-op. "I used to 'volunteer' to go shopping with my grandmother to the Co-op in Arlesey in the mid-50's, just to see those in action... I even got to send the cash carrier once, I recall." Stampboards.com website
BEDFORD. E.Braggins & Sons (drapers and outfitters). "Group member Graham Wild remembers this system [Rapid Wire] at E. Braggins & Sons Ltd. .. in the 1940s and 50s." Railway & Canal Historical Society. Occasional Paper No. 14 (rev. 2009)
BEDFORD. Tom Coombs, The Arcadium. "A novelty in this place of business is a cash railway." Bedfordshire Times, 21 Dec. 1906, p. 4
BEDFORD. Electricity showroom. About 1933 a pneumatic tube system was installed under the High Street to connect the electricity showroom with the Borough Treasurer's office so that bills could be paid at either. The office was demolished in 1940 for bridge widening. C.Collard in This England, Summer 1975
LUTON, Beds. Blundells (drapers). Pneumatic tube system. Eric Meadows
LUTON, Beds. Co-op. Rapid Wire system. Eric Meadows
LUTON, Beds. W.L. Gates (grocer and ironmonger), 49-51 George Street. "A 5-station cash railway .. to be sold by auction." Luton Times, 25 Jun. 1915, p. 1
LUTON, Beds. Henry Gibbons & Son, 'The Fashion Centre'. "Drapery - Young lady required as cashier. Lamson cash railway system." Luton News and Bedfordshire Chronicle, 5 July 1917, p.1
LUTON, Beds. Oakleys (family grocers), Chapel Street. Rapid Wire system in 1930s. Eric Meadows
OAKHAM, Rutland. G.George. Gipe system with one line in 1980. The shop closed in the late 1990s. When Lamsons stopped leasing systems, the shop bought it for a nominal sum (J. Liffen). Now in Rutland Museum but not on show. Shop is now Book World. H.Boynton
OAKHAM, Rutland. Allens (drapers). Cash carrier. H.Boynton
OLDBURY, Worcs. Co-op. "Before the Second World War .. I was fascinated by the network of wires criss-crossing the shop and the metal containers, containing money and bills whizzing along to the cashier before returning to the counters with change and receipts." Membership matters: newsletter for Midlands Co-op members, Sept. 2006, p.6
OSWESTRY, Salop. Robert Lloyd, Glasgow House. "Mr Robert Lloyd has brought into use in his extensive premises at Glasgow House, a transatlantic novelty in the form of an elevated automatic railway... The systems in use at Glasgow House are two in number, and they have so far only been applied to the ground floor. One is known as the ball system, and the other as the rapid wire system, and both inventions are leased from the Lamson Store Service Company... The rapid wire system is, we believe, capable of .. communication between upper floors and a ground floor, but it has not yet been brought into use at Glasgow House. A device of Mr Lloyd's own - acting on somewhat similarlines, but not automatically - is, however, in use to overcome this difficulty. The system is a novelty in Oswestry... In an establishment in which from thirty to fifty hands are engaged at times, it is obviously of great value in the economy of time." Oswestry Advertiser, 13 Mar. 1889, p. 7
SHREWSBURY, Salop. Morris (bakery/grocers). Wire system in 1930s-50s. M. Goodall
TENBURY, Worcs. Gaius Smiths. "Gaius Smith's was always a stop in the morning to buy a couple of hot bread rolls from the bakery... The overhead cash system was a delight and I remember that the 'head man' ws happy to show you how it worked." Teme Valley Times, Summer 2009, p.14
WELLINGTON, Salop. McClures (outfitters and drapers), Duke Street.. Overhead wire system. Wellington News Online. Photograph from mid-1950s showing several Rapid Wire propulsions in John Powell and Michael A.Vanns. North Telford: Wellington, Oakengates and surrounding areas (Stroud: Chalford, 1995). Facsimile of shop at Blists Hill Museum
BROMSGROVE, Worcs. Museum, 26 Birmingham Road. One line of Dart Cash system from Harry Cooper, WILLENHALL in reconstruction of Brighton & Co. shoe shop.
HEREFORDSHIRE. Museum on the Move. "Send the money on a journey along the cash railway in our Victorian shop." Herefordshire Museums website
indicates systems which are still there (as far as I know) though they may not be working.