Chancery Lane, at the junction with Lord Street, there was a small
brick building (right). This was the Rediffusion Service station.
Rediffusion was a commercial television company that provided independent TV to Londoners from 1959 to 1968. The company also rented TVs to householders through a chain of high street stores.
However, the Rediffusion Service station was a leftover from an
earlier incarnation of the company. In 1927, then known as Broadcast
Relay, the company began setting up one of the world's first
cable broadcast networks, at first to distribute radio and later
television to subscribing households. Exactly when this building
was erected isn't known but it was certainly after 1930 because
it doesn't appear on a photograph taken in late summer of that
The building was demolished in 2016 when the adjacent area
was redeveloped. While it had an interesting history the building
had no real historic merit.
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