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    Exclamation Red Phone Boxes

    Red Phone Boxes

    You know what they look like but do

    many exist on our streets? How many and where are they located? Is it true there are less than 5 on Liverpool's streets?

    The challenge is to photograph

    or share the pictures you already have of our beloved red phone boxes on Liverpool's streets and the wider urban environment.

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    meeting with this fella who frequents them often I've

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    I'm going to go for the really easy one.....

    Liverpool Cathedral - next to the lift shaft!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jona76 View Post
    I'm going to go for the

    really easy one.....

    Liverpool Cathedral - next to the lift shaft!
    Lets get them snapped!
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    There are probably more in the USA than there are over there, just about every

    British pub has one.
    You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.
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    I'll go to Catherine street for one.
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    Outside the Town

    Hall.


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    Cool.
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    Brilliant! There's two Any more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by A.D.Williams View Post
    Outside the Town Hall.

    Have a close look at the phonebox in the background. I forget the model but its a very rare larger one like the TARDIS inside !,
    Fond memories of phone boxes I was responsible for the painting and cleaning of them whist at BT in 1991/92. Even added an extra in the painting spec to pick out the crown in black!

    Some in conservation areas are painted green!

    I think BT donated one to Merseyside Museums , think its in the Juniper Street store.

    Anyone remember the OAKHAM booths? those phones in like an OLD OAK HAM shaped box painted yellow (yuk)on a pole which were introduced in bad vandalism areas rather than a standard kiosk.

    regards

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    Both these boxes are listed. The larger one, the K2 type is the rarer and dates from 1924 and the other is the K6, not as rare.
    And I feel very nerdy knowing that! It's only because it cropped up on one of my walks, honest!
    Julie


    Quote Originally Posted by MerseysideTransportTrust View Post
    Have a close look at the phonebox in the background. I forget the model but its a very rare larger one like the TARDIS inside !,
    Fond memories of phone boxes I was responsible for the painting and cleaning of them whist at BT in 1991/92. Even added an extra in the painting spec to pick out the crown in black!

    Some in conservation areas are painted green!

    I think BT donated one to Merseyside Museums , think its in the Juniper Street store.

    Anyone remember the OAKHAM booths? those phones in like an OLD OAK HAM shaped box painted yellow (yuk)on a pole which were introduced in bad vandalism areas rather than a standard kiosk.

    regards

    Rob

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    better views of the Town Hall ones



    there used to be one at the end of my street when I was a kid (now one of those crappy new ones), that was the right hand goal post and the pillar box was the left hand one.

    had a passion for both ever since
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    quincyg.when did you take photo of telyphone box outside the town hall,three five years ago?.edwardo

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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardo View Post
    quincyg.when did you take photo of telyphone box outside the town hall,three five years ago?.edwardo
    late last year
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    Default Red Phone Boxes in Poland

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    Hampstead Road L6
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    Conwy harbour phone box.
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    Me mum used to phone me nan in the USA form this one in the mid eighties. It saved her a ton of money, cause it was always free! Somehow after the first coin it would stay connection until she hung up. She would aways worry if the police where listening and would come and arrest her. She always had a bag of change with her when she used the fone, to prove she intended to pay...Ha!

    I was made up when I found this one on the net, as it has come up in conversation many times over the years.

    This fone box is/was located on Ashfield & Picton Rd.



    To make local calls we would use to fone on Cardigan street.

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    This is a screen capture of a youtube vid:Boys from the black stuff, 1982.
    so the quality is not very good. This is the fone I mentioned in my ^^^other post.
    Cardigan street between Alderson & Salisbury rd in Wavertree L15.


    I Know there is already a thread started for Boys from the Blackstuff, Good Stuff! so I wont post the video here.

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    It's not in colour, but it is/was a red phone box.
    This pic is from the riots 1981. I think this picture was taken on Lodge Lane, any one know what street the phone box is on?

    I use to live on top of a shop in the mid 60's on Lodge Lane and on the corner of Boswell street.


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    Default More Red Telephone Kiosks In Merseyside


    CH45, Montpellier Crescent/Albion Street, New Brighton

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    CH45, Wallasey Village, Wallasey

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    CH45, Sandy Lane, Wallasey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jona76 View Post
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    Cracking thread. I suppose you all know what

    the red phone box and the Anglican Cathedral have in common.

    How about a thread about letter boxes as well? There's some boss ones dotted around

    Liverpool.

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    Sounds like a good idea SD,

    go 'ed then . Although, I havn't looked at letter boxes much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Sounds like a good

    idea SD, go 'ed then . Although, I havn't looked at letter boxes much.
    Just done it Kev


    http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2400

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    It looks like the red telephone boxes have only been retained outside significant buildings, or in conservation

    areas, but it comes as a shock to hear there are so few.
    There are still 2 outside the former North Western Hotel in Lime Street.
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    The red phone box was designed by

    Giles Scott who designed the Anglican cathedral. Portugal bought British telephone and post boxes of which many are still about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    The red phone box was designed by Giles Scott who designed the

    Anglican cathedral. Portugal bought British telephone and post boxes of which many are still about.
    Give that man a coconut!

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    Lower Breck rd, post box.

    I just realised - I put this in the wrong thread ! .. I'll put it in Post

    boxes ...
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    Here's one in West Derby Village.
    Ermine tastes much the same as sackcloth when there's nothing left to eat.

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