We’ve all heard of desirable postcodes, but for locals in Bath there’s another must-have status symbol – the city’s dialling code.
Owners of new £865,000 townhouses in the city were furious to find that, rather than the Bath 01225 code, they had been given 01761 phone numbers.
Owners, who moved in last year, have also contacted the communications ombudsman after being given the dialling codes for nearby Radstock and Midsomer Norton.
It’s not actually Radstock, it’s Temple Cloud, which sounds rather better really.
Still could be worse, telephone codes could go down to a more granular level and they could have ended up with a Twerton code. And that would be really cruel, because that’s where those nicely expensive houses are.
This will only make sense to a Bathonian of course….you may or may not want to share your dialling code with Chew Magna but you definitely, definitively, do not want it to identify you as being in Twerton.