Woodside Ferry Terminal, Birkenhead
Woodside Ferry Terminal, Birkenhead
I had to get the bus to Landican Cemetery recently, and noticed that once you get in the suburbs of Birkenhead, there seems to be nothing but original red telephone boxes.
Obviously, a different policy is operating there, than in Liverpool, where they are a rarity.
Interesting combination of telephone box, post box and stamp dispenser. Sited in Frodsham on the Cheshire side of the River Mersey
This one is by the Railway Inn in Meols on the Wirral. Its actually quite famous too.
It was the actual phone box OMD sang obout on their second single 'Red Frame/White light', which also included the phone number in its verse.
The number is still the same today! I have a photo of a large group of OMD fans all around it too somewhere from 2005. I got onto the Radio with this too!
Notice the 'wet paint' signs on the wall. BT painted a day before the fans arrived. Hows that?
There is a red telephone box at Chester Zoo
" If you know your history, then you would know where you coming from".
"I could have been a footballer - but I had a paper round"..Yosser Hughes
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
quincyg.when did you take photo of telyphone box outside the town hall,three five years ago?.edwardo
Spotted by a friend
Hampstead Road L6
Last edited by Mark R; 12-27-2008 at 10:28 AM.
It is Accomplished
Conwy harbour phone box.
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.
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.
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.
This is something I wrote that is closely connected to one of those old red phone boxes and their importance in our lives all those years ago.
I can't remember the events leading up to my sister deciding that she wanted to be a nun, but I was very very young at the time so she wasn't likely to have consulted with me on the subject. I do remember the trip to the airport that day she flew over to England and left us. She was only a teenager herself but this was something she had always wanted to do.
She wasn't away on the foreign missions to Africa, Mam said. She was in Weymouth, where ever that was. May as well have been Africa for all I knew. After a few weeks I remember on a Sunday night us all trooping down our street and then another until we came to a big red telephone box. We all tried to cram in the big heavy door but those things aren't made for more than six people at a time.
Dad picked up the big heavy black plastic handle on a metal string and held it to the side of his head. He shushed us to be quiet as he listened to it. He was sure it was working and we just stood around with my Dad checking his watch every minute and walking up and down. Then it made a ringing noise and Mam picked it up before Dad got back into the box and she started to talk all excited.
It seemed like only seconds from the thing was ringing until it was silent again and we were walking back up that other street and then ours to come home. Mam didn't say very much as we walked back in the darkness but her eye must have got a draft in that big red phone box because her eyes were watering.
Dad broke the news to us when we were all safely sitting on the sofa at home. Our Mary wasn't called Mary any more. She was now called Sister Dorrithea. What a daft name I thought but I said nothing cause my Dad had caught that same draft Mam had in her eye.
Dangerous places those red phone boxes.
By Gerry Temple
copyright March 2008
red phone box in the driveway of Sefton Meadows garden centre.
This is in Warrington and is similar to the one in Frodsham.
I'd heard that there's only about four left.
Can anyone confirm that?
I only noticed it because it's in front of a former cinema (the Ritz/ABC).
Outside Holy Trinity Church, Warrington.
Last edited by PhilipG; 07-14-2008 at 09:00 AM.
Wow, that's interesting - I've never seen a phone box with a post box attached. I didn't know there was such a thing.
The K4 was basically a K2 (like the large one at the Town Hall) with modifications.
they are rare and were nicknamed the Vermillion Giant!
the others are in Whitley Bay, Frodsham, Humberside and Somerset.
there's also one due for restoration in Bury and I've heard there's one tucked away in Bewdley somewhere.
they never caught on as the noise of the stamp machine interfered with phone calls. Plus damp weather could affect the stamp machine and stamps stuck together on the roll.
only 50 were made.
I do like my phoneboxes and postboxes and trains and buses
Thanks for info Quincy.
Some of these telephones are Listed Buildings. It seems odd that all of the K6's are not Listed Buildings, unless the Council are unaware of the others. Here's the Listed ones:
Exchange Street West (Town Hall pair), High Street L15 , Lime Street, Rodney Street, St Johns Lane.
I came across this thread and have a few pictures to add.
The pictures are all of the 'classic' metal style kiosks, i.e. the K2 and K6 (no examples of the K4 kiosk
were ever installed in Merseyside and no K8 kiosks remain.
To my knowledge, in the Liverpool (L) postcode area, there are at least 31 examples in 28 locations.
I will attempt to post these up by postcode area.
Not all of these have a working telephone and some are on private land and may not be accessible
at all times and/or visible from public roads. The examples on private land are not necessarily
painted the standard BS381C 538 Post Office Red Cherry or BS381C 539 Currant Red.
L1, Cathedral, City centre
L1, Lime Street, City Centre, GII Listed (x2)
L1, Rodney Street, City centre, GII Listed
L1, St John's Lane, City centre, GII Listed
L1, Entrance to Queensway Tunnel, City centre
L2, Exchange Street East L2, Town Hall, GII Listed. The kiosk nearest the camera is a K2,
one of only three K2 kiosks still in use outside Greater London.
L2, Mathew Street (Inside the Cavern Club)