I was employed as an ambulanceman with the Brighton County Borough Ambulance Service between 1965-1970. During this time the ‘new’ control room was commissioned. The photograph attached here shows the duty station officer, Frank Hurley aka Swoop, and control assistant Bob Foden on the 3-11 evening shift.
Notice the sate of the art communications system, old fashioned telephones! The red phones were the ‘999’ lines, the blue phone a direct line to the police station, and the green phone a direct line to the fire station at Preston Circus.
The chief controller in those days was Stan Charlwood.