12 JANUARY 1991, Page 14


A reader received the following letter from her late husband's publisher: G Hutchinson Deceased, 6 Cleveland Gardens, London W2 Dear Sir/Madam,


Harlow British Telecom will be switch- ing to a new digital exchange on Friday 3rd August 1990. From that date, all five-digit telephone and Fax numbers for Harlow must be prefixed with a '4'. The national STD code will remain the same — 0279 . . .

Yours sincerely,

Marilyn Standley

Director, Facilities Management, Longman Group UK, Burnt Mill, Harlow, Essex

Another reader noticed a section in the British Rail Disabled Persons Railcard leaflet, headed 'Blind or partially sighted': A few weeks before your Railcard runs out, get a new leaflet and when you've read it fully, simply complete and sign the attached application form.

If you have an example of a crass, illiterate, ignorant, irrelevant or embar- rassing letter or notice from a company or public body, send a copy to Unlet- tered, The Spectator, 56 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LL; £10 for each one printed.