I’D FORGOTTEN ABOUT THIS. I have nested copies of hard drives from every PC I have ever owned for the past 20-odd years and I recently, accidentally found an anonymously-titled recording dating back to 1996. Hearing it again brought a smile to my face.
I first came across this curiosity when I misdialed a telephone number shortly after BT made one of its many changes to area codes and telephone numbers in general. Instead of my ear being met by the cheery voice of a friend I was greeted by this slightly eerie, official-sounding delivery and my imagination went wild.
To this day I have no idea what it means. It’s probably something utterly innocent, like a power station check or an even more banal reality. But it’s much more fun to believe that I tapped into some secret, significant government installation somewhere in the UK :D