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Telephone box in a small village in West Somerset. Should we keep our red boxes or not?
I must admit I knew very little of their origin, till I checked the history of them.
Designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, there is the K2,K6 & K8.
This one is a K6,and built to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V in 1935.
They once were our means of communication, my brother used the red box to call the doctor when I was about to be born, there were no mobile phones, and very few homes had a phone in the 1940s or 50s...it was press button A or button B ! Sad they were so often vandalised in later years.
I say keep them, they are part of our history, I think they're great......

Brand:NIKON
Camera:Nikon Coolpix S3000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:4.9mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.2
Aperture:f/3.2
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Red Box
Username:mars mars
Uploaded:7 Mar 2011 - 12:12 AM
Tags:Architecture, Telephone box
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HobbitDave
7 Mar 2011 - 1:32 PM

Drastic to remove the few remaiinig ones, M, they are a wonderful retro feature of the British landscape! Well spotted. Far better standing by a country roadside than in some yuppy's garden!
I was looking on the net and some people have managed to get a Grade 11 listed order placed on village ones. I hope more people apply, or at least protect them. Excellent retro image.
Dave.

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