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Weekly & Periodical Notices Digital Archive

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Week numbers commenced with 1 in 1948 and again in April 1949 and then ran sequentially to 664 at the end of 1962. From 1963 week numbers commenced at 1 each year. Until 1984 year sets aligned with the calendar year, January to December. In 1985 the 'year' ran from January 1985 until March 1986. From 1986 year sets aligned with the financial year, April to March.

K2Weekly Operating Notice
K2DPeriodical Operating Notice
K2FWeekly Operating Notice, WR staff on other Regions' lines.
From Week 5 of 1990 these merged with the K2 notice.
SOISupplementary Operating Instructions

Year Notice Extent of Cover Included
K2 1948   Week 35 complete.
K2 1949   Weeks 1, 11, 31-33, 35-37 section C only.
K2 1950   Weeks 39-40, 79 section C only.
Weeks 58, 61, 83, 85 sections C & D only.
K2 1951   Week 98 complete.
Weeks 93, 108-109, 112 (pp65-66 missing), 114, 29, 131 sections C & D only.
K2 1952   Week 153 complete.
Weeks 145, 147, 152, 161, 166, 176 sections C & D only.
K2 1953   Weeks 185, 187-188, 202, 213, 216, 224, 228, 231 sections C & D only.
Week 186 TK notice (Newport).
K2 1954   Weeks 257, 263-264, 267-269, 274, 276 sections C & D only.
K2 1955   Weeks 315-316, 323, 327 complete.
Weeks 304, 317-320, 324, 326 sections C only.
Weeks 290, 298, 306, 308, 314 sections C & D only.
K2 1956   Week 350 complete.
Week 355 sections C only.
Weeks 337-338, 343, 362 sections C & D only.
K2 1957   Weeks 410-412, 421 complete.
Week 416 sections C only.
Weeks 400-401, 404, 406 (pp113-114 missing), 408-409 sections C and D only.
K2 1958   Weeks 432, 435, 437, 441, 459 complete.
Weeks 439, 447 sections C only.
Weeks 458, 465, 467 sections C and D only.
Week 432 includes detail regional boundary changes.
K2 1959   Weeks 485, 505, 508, 510-511, 516 sections C only.
Weeks 491, 509, 512, 515, 517 sections C and D only.
SOI 1959   Supplementary Operating Instructions No.2, dated November.
K2 1960   Week 545 complete.
Weeks 532, 538, 552(fragment), 567 section C only.
Weeks 520, 523, 530, 534, 537, 540, 544, 546, 551, 559, 568 sections C and D only.
K2F 1960   Week 529 complete.
SOI 1960   Supplementary Operating Instructions No.3, dated July.
K2 1961   Weeks 575 and 598 complete.
Weeks 570-574, 576-579 581, 583-585, 587-588, 593-597, 599, 604-616 section C only.
Weeks 569, 580, 582, 586, 589-591 sections C and D only.
K2 1962   Week 637 complete.
Weeks 617, 619-620, 623-636, 638-664 section C only.
K2 1963   Week 23 complete.
Weeks 1-22, 24-48 extracts only.
K2 1964   Weeks 1-23, 25-49 section C only.
K2F 1964   Weeks 1-6, 8-16, 18-23, 26, 28, 30, 33-34, 42-46, 48-49 section C only.
SOI 1964   Supplementary Operating Instructions No.9, dated February.
1965 K2 Weekly Operating Notice: weeks 1-48 (entire year) extracts only.
Members' Download: K2
1965 K2F Weekly Operating Notice: week 23 complete.
Weeks 2-18, 20, 22, 27, 29-30, 33-40, 42-44, 46-48 extracts only.
Members' Download: K2f
1966 K2 Weekly Operating Notice: weeks 1-6, 9, 12-13, 16, 28-29, 40-41, 45 extracts only.
Members' Download: K2
1966 K2F Weekly Operating Notice: weeks 1, 3-4, 6 extracts only.
Members' Download: K2f
1967 K2 Weekly Operating Notice: weeks 3, 5-10, 12, 14, 17, 19-20, 25, 27, 33, 37 45, 47 extracts only.
Members' Download: K2
1968 K2 Weekly Operating Notice: weeks 1, 3, 5-10, 12-17, 19, 22-24, 27, 29, 35-41, 43-44, 47-48 extracts only.
Members' Download: K2
K2 1969   Weeks 21-26, 32, 35-37, 39-40, 43, 45, 47 complete.
Weeks 2-3, 7-15, 19-20, 27-31, 33-34, 38, 41-42, 44, 46, 48-52 extracts only.
K2D 1969 K2D Section D, General Instructions & Notices, week 3 only.
Members' Download: K2d
K2 1970   Weeks 2, 7-8, 11-17, 19, 21-23, 48-52 complete.
Weeks 1, 3-6, 9, 18, 24-25, 29-47 extracts only.
K2 1974   Week 46 pages 39-40, 43-end missing.
Week 31 complete.
K2D 1974   Section D, General Instructions & Notices, weeks 6-9 only.
K2D 1975   Section D, General Instructions & Notices, weeks 26-29 (pages 17-20 missing) only.
K2 1975   Weeks 25, 32, 45 & 50, section C only.
K2F 1975   Weeks 51-52, section C only.
K2 1976   Week 12, section C only.
K2F 1976   Weeks 9-10, 48 complete.
Weeks 1-2, 8, 11, 15-17, 20, 22-23, 32, 35-37, 39, 52-01 section C only.
K2D 1976   Section D, General Instructions & Notices, weeks 18-21 (pages 37-38, 55-56 missing), 26-29 only.
K2D 1977   Section D, General Instructions & Notices, weeks 23-39 only.
K2 1977   Week 39, 52-53, section C only.
K2F 1977   Weeks 7, 21, 34, 37, 41, 49 section C only.
K2 1978   Weeks 5, 9, 23, 33, 37, 43-45, 47, 50 section C only.
K2F 1978   Weeks 1-3, 8, 14, 17, 23, 30, 34-35, 37-39, 41, 43-45, 50-52 section C only.
K2D 1978   Section D, General Instructions & Notices, weeks 5-29 only.
K2 1979   Weeks 9, 18, 32, 42-43, section C only.
Weeks 38, 40-41 sections A & C only.
Weeks 43, 45-47, 50-52 sections C & D only.
K2D 1979   Section D, General Instructions & Notices, weeks 21-4 (1980) only.
K2F 1979   Weeks 2, 28, 43 complete.
Weeks 1, 8, 10, 13, 15-16, 25-27, 31, 33, 36, 40, 45, 47, 49-50 section C only.
K2D 1980   Section D, General Instructions & Notices, weeks 5-47 only.
K2F 1980   Weeks 25, 27, 30, 32, 34-35, 37-38, 42, 44-45 complete.
Weeks 1-2, 4, 7, 18, 20, 24, 28, 40, 48 section C only.
Week 47 section D only.
K2 1980   Weeks 2-12, 14-15, 17-19, 24-31, 33 and 36-39 complete.
Week 16 pages 44-45 missing.
Week 20 section D only.
Week 1, 13, 23, 40, 51-52 sections C & D only.
Weeks 42-43 sections C & D only.
K2 1981   Weeks 4-8, 14, 16-17, 31, 43, 49-50 complete.
Weeks 2, 9-10, 18, 24-27, 29, 33-34, 37-39, 42, 44-45, and 51 sections C & D only.
K2F 1981   Weeks 11, 14, 16-20, 27, 29, 33, 35-37 section C only.
K2D 1981   Section D, General Instructions & Notices, weeks 14-5 (1982) only.
K2F 1982   Weeks 13, 24, 27-29, 31, 33, 35-37 section C only.
K2D 1982   Section D, General Instructions & Notices, weeks 6-39 and 49-5 (1983) only.
K2D   Commencing with week 14 of 1982 the format changed to group new items at the front of the notice as Part 1 and previously published items as Part 2. The new section 1 was single sided to facilitate amending loose leaf publications. The 'blank' pages were included in the page number sequence and filled with a safety slogan. The same one appeared on each of the relevant pages. These 'blank-slogan' pages have not been scanned with the result that even page numbers in Section 1 are not visible in the digital copy.
From time to time Part 1 reverted to double sided and, as time went by, the use of the blank pages for repeated safety sogans stopped.
K2 1982   Weeks 2-4, 7, 20-21, 24, 29-30, 35-36, 38-39, 42, 47-48 and 51 complete.
Weeks 22-23, 27-28, 31, 41, and 47 sections C & D only.
Weeks 6-9, 12, 25, 34, 37, and 45 section C only.
K2 1983   Weeks 5, 19, 25, 32-33, 38, 43, 45-47 complete.
Weeks 2, 4-18, 20-24, 26-42, 44, 48-52-01 extracts only.
K2D 1983   Section D, General Instructions & Notices: all six issues (weeks 6,1983 to 5,1984) complete.
K2F 1983   Weeks 3, 6, 10, 18-19, 27, 30, 32, 35-36, 38, 42, 45, 47-49, 51 section C only.
Weeks 13, 43, 45-47 complete.
K2D 1984   Section D, General Instructions & Notices: all six issues (weeks 6,1984 to 5,1985), complete.
K2 1984   Weeks 17-20, 25-26, 34, 38, 40-41, 44, 46, 48, 50 and 52-01 complete.
Weeks 2-10, 12, 21, 24, 28, 30-31, 33, 37, 43 and 47 section C only.
K2 1985-1986   Weeks 2, 13-14, 17, 26, 32, 37, 45-46, and 61 complete.
Weeks 3-4, 6-7, 9-12, 15-16, 19-25, 28-31, 39-42, 44, 47-49, 51-55, 57-58, and 62-65 section C only.
K2D 1985-1986   Section D, General Instructions & Notices, weeks 6-14 (page 93 misprinted) and 23-1 only.
K2D 1986-1987   Section D, General Instructions & Notices: all six issues (weeks 2,1986 to 1,1987).
Pages 6-18, also parts of pages 83-86 are missing from weeks 11-18; in weeks 46-01 several pages suffer from double printing by Hobbs.
K2 1986-1987   Weeks 12, 15-24, 26-52 complete.
Week 13 pages 25-28 (part of section D) missing.
Weeks 01-03, 05, 07-08, 11, 14, and 25 Section C only.
Weeks 09-10 sections C & D only.
K2F 1986-1987   Weeks 22-23 complete.
K2 1987-1988   Weeks 1-37, 39-44, 46-53 complete.
Week 38 section C only. Week 45 sections C & D only.
K2D 1987-1988   Section D, General Instructions & Notices: all six issues (weeks 2 to 52) complete.
K2F 1987-1988   Weeks 7, 34-35, 45, 47 complete.
K2D 1988-1989   Periodical Operating Notice weeks 1-19, 28-1,1989) complete.
K2 1988-1989   Weeks 1-16, 18-20, 22-24, 27-28, 30, 32-33, 37-41, 43-46, 48-52 complete.
Weeks 17, 21, 25-26, 29, 31, 36, and 42 sections C & D only.
K2F 1988-1989   Weeks 15, 23-27, 30, 37-38, 42-45, 49 complete.
Week 28 bottom parts of pages 5-6 missing. Week 29 pages 5-6 missing.
K2 1989-1990   Whole year, weeks 1-53 complete.
K2D 1989-1990   Periodical Operating Notice all six issues complete.
K2F 1989-1990   Weeks 16-17, 19, 25-27, 35 complete.
1990-1991 K2
Weekly Operating Notice: weeks 1-52-1 complete.
Members' Download: K2 WON
1990-1991 K2D Periodical Operating Notice: all six issues. Week 2 pages 13 and 25 are missing and pages 19 and 23 are part missing.
Members' Download: K2D PON
1991-1992 K2 Weekly Operating Notice: weeks 2-36, 38-39, 43-49, 52 complete.
Weekly Operating Notice: weeks 37, 40-42 extracts only.
Members' Download: K2 WON
1991-1992 K2D Periodical Operating Notice: weeks 1 to 44 only. Week 19 pages 3-6 are part missing and 59-60 completely missing. Week 37 parts of pages 3 and 43-44 missing.
Members' Download: K2D PON
1992-1993 K2 Weekly Operating Notice: weeks 1, 3-5, 11-12, 14-22, 25-27, 34-40 complete.
Weekly Operating Notice: weeks 2-4, 6-10, 13, 22-24, 28-33, 41-52 extracts only.
Members' Download: K2 WON
1992-1993 K2D Periodical Operating Notice: weeks 2-27, 37-1 only.
Members' Download: K2D PON
1993-1994 K2 Weekly Operating Notice: weeks 9, 16, 18, 26-29, 38, 45-46 complete.
Weekly Operating Notice: weeks 1-8, 10-15, 17, 19-25, 30-37, 39-44, 47-53 extracts only.
Members' Download: K2 WON
1993-1994 K2D Periodical Operating Notice: complete.
Members' Download: K2D PON

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