Opened 13 July 1911 as 'Wintringham' exchange
1911 directory

1 Rillington Post Office - call office
2 Cholmley A.J., Place Newton, Rillington
3 Maxwell G., Grange Garth

1927 Mar 8
1927 Sep 8
1928 Mar
1928 Sep
1929 Mar
1929 Sep
1930 Mar UAX5 opened on 25th March 1930 as 'Rillington' with 'Wintringham' subscribers
renamed and moved from small wall mounted Central Battery Signalling No 1 system in the
Wintringham Post Office to the newly built UAX5 building in Rillington.

1927 1930

1 Yates, M.J., Post Office, Wintringham
42 Yates, H., PO garage, Wintringham
43 Post Office, Rillington
2 > 26 Cholmley, Alfred J. Place Newton, Rillington
3 > 23 Cholmley, Alfred J. Grange Garth, Wintringham
4 > 24 St Quintin, W.H., Scampston Hall, Rillington
5 > ?? Hudleston, W.H., The Manor, Rillington
6 > 22 Police East Riding, Rillington
9x1 > 25 Adams A.S. Physicians & Surgeons, Church St.
9y1 > 27 Brignall, Cycle, Motor Dealer, Central Garage, Westgate, Rillington
9x2 > ?? Dennis' Household Stores, Westgate, Rillington
9x3 > 29 Malton & Norton Co-op Socy. Gen Dealers, Rillington
9x4 Grenside, Rev. G.A. Church House, Thorpe Bassett
31 Grenside Mrs C., Thorpe Bassett, Malton.
9y4 > 32 Otley, Edward J. Scagglesthorpe Manor Farm > Five Beeches, Scagglesthorpe.
9x5 > 33 Allenby's Garage, Rillington
9y5 Goulton, Constable L.R. Thorpe Bassett > Malton 228 @ St Andrews

25 March 1930 'Wintringham' was renamed as 'Rillington' when converted to automatic working
as a Unit Automatic Exchange No 5 (UAX5).The early UAX5 exchanges were small flat topped buildings but later buildings had a pitched roof.

This is an early UAX5 building which was later replaced with a UAX13 built in front.

By the end of March 1951 there were 78 lines on the UAX5 but by end of March 1952, there were
84 lines and the exchange had been upgraded to a UAX13. The UAX5 was limited to 90 lines with
a two digit numbering scheme. Calls could only be dialled between the subscribers on Rillington.

Numbering started at 21 upwards with 1X number being used as a last resort. Any calls to
subscribers on other exchanges had to be made vial the operator by dialling '01' to reach the manual
board on the 'parent' CB10 manual exchange at Malton. Once 'Rillington' was upgraded to a
UAX13, the code changed to '0' for the operator.

Once Malton was converted to automatic
working in 1962, 'Rillington' were able to dial numbers on Malton by dialling 9 followed by the
four digit Malton number or other exchanges 'parented' on Malton by dialling 9 followed by the
8X code from Malton the the subscribers number or 99X... codes from Malton to more distant
exchanges – these were the then codes from Rillington by dialling 9 then the following codes from
Malton – the 'Group Switching Centre' (GSC) for the 'local call rate' UAXs (those with the codes
starting with 8X or 91X, 93X or 94X).

81 Whitewell-on-the-Hll
82 Hovingham
83 Amotherby
84 Coneysthorpe
85 Burythorpe
86 Kirby Misperton
88 Beningbrough
912 Pickering
913 Kirby Moorside
914 Thornton-le-Dale
915 Lastingham
916 Lockton
92 York
928081 Speaking Clock
9281 Strensall
92816 Stillington
92817 Flaxton Moor
92818 Sherrif Hutton
9282 Dunnington
9283 Rufforth
9284 Appleton Roebuck
9285 Elvington
9286 Upper Poppleton
9287 Escrick
9288 Beningborough
9289 Wheldrake
92922 Pocklington
92923 Melbourne
92924 Stamford Bridge
92925 Wilberfoss
92926 Bishop Wilton
92932 Easingwold
92933 Tollerton
92934 Linton-on-Ouse
92935 Brandby
92936 Coxwold
92937 Sheriff Hutton
92938 Stillington
933 West Lutterton
934 Sherburn
935 West Heslerton
936 North Grimston
942 Helmsley
943 Ampleforth
944 Kirkdale
945 Nunnington
946 Bilsdale

And these were charged as 'local calls' but via the operator -
Bishops Wilton , Brandsby , Coxwold , Driffield , Huggate , Langtoft , Middleton-on-the Wolds,
Nafferton , Tibthorpe , Watton , Wetwang ,**

Once Malton was converted to automatic working in 1962 with Subscriber Trunk Dialling and the
999 service, the 999 service was provided for Rillington. Rillington was reached by dialling 932
from Malton.

Subscriber Trunk Dialling was provided on Rillington UAX13 in 1970 with the STD code 0944 2.

By the end of March 1988, there were 110 business lines and 565 residential lines plus 8 'service'
lines i.e. public kiosks and the exchange phone line.

Then by 1995, 'Rillington' had been converted to electronic working as a 'System X' remote
concentrator. At the time (around 1992) this happened, the three digit numbers being converted to
six digit numbers by prefixing with 758... and the STD code changing to 0944. There was then no
need to dial a code to reach other '0944' six digit numbers.

ADSL Broadband arrived n the 18th May 2005 and ADSL Max on 30 March 2006.
Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC) and Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) is current available in some areas
with FTTP due to happen within the next few years. No copper in the network by 2030.

Ian Jolly June 2022