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Phone box body wear

Fine t-shirt art worn by an archery friend

Fine t-shirt art worn by an archery friend

Overgrown phone box in St Michaels

Closing the door of overgrown phone box in St Michaels is like a bushtucker trial from I’m A Celebrity

Source: Kent Online

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Covered in thick foliage and buried deep into the hedgerow, this phone box in St Michaels felt like “something from I’m A Celebrity”.

Councillor Sue Ferguson, who posted the picture on social media, said closing the door of the dark, dingy kiosk felt like a challenge from the ITV show.

Councillor Sue Ferguson, who posted the picture on social media, said closing the door of the dark, dingy kiosk felt like a challenge from the ITV show.

She said:

“If you were slightly scared of insects you really wouldn’t want to be in there. It was quite horrible to go inside. It felt like one of those awful things from I’m A Celebrity – it would be one their terrible tasks to actually shut the door!”

In the popular reality show, contestants perform tricky or terrifying tasks – bushtucker trials – to win food and treats for their camp and most of the challenges involve creepy crawlies.

The kiosk next to the Fat Ox pub still works but as most people have a mobile phone now, it is rarely used.

Their production of telephone boxes ended altogether in 1985 with the advent of the KX series phones and many kiosk around the country have been broken and abandoned.

Mrs Ferguson added:

“I tweeted pictures of it to BT showing what a state it was in and they actually replied to say they would get this sorted, so well done BT for wanting to do something about it.”

 

Goose tribute

Local phone box is a place to lay tribute to a much loved village goose.

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Photo supplied by SWNS.

Villagers have been left devastated after a goose which had been a much loved part of their community for over a decade was shot dead.

Residents were outraged after learning their feathered friend had been killed in a “spineless” attack, shot close to his left eye with what is thought to have been an air rifle, just yards from the pond where it hatched 11 years ago.”

(Full story on the Telegraph website)

Merry Christmas Everyone

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Phone for fish

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A Mayfair phone box will be transformed into a glowing aquarium and trees will be hung with lights when the Lumiere festival come to Lndon next month.  Neon balloon dogs will set up home in the Strand, while angel-like figures, by Cedric Le Borgne, will appear around St James. The French artist is one of more than 20 who will use light shows and special effects to brighten up streets from Kings Cross to the West End from January 14 to 17. Curator Helen Marriage said:

“Lumiere London is a free event, accessible to all.”

Mexico City public toilets

Another guy that takes photos of urinals…

Using public toilets all over Mexico City completely changed the way I viewed it

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More library phone boxes please

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From yesterday’s (11/11/2015) ‘i’ newspaper.

Marriage proposal

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The Evening Standard (15 June 2015, p.3) reports of US tourist Stephen Jensen proposing to his girlfriend Megan Shuldes in from of Big Ben (I had just visited Big Ben with family). But for our purposes it was in front of a classic red, telephone box.

Phone box library

As a former librarian I warm to this story.

Phone box library closure threat angers residents

Book lovers who turned a red phone box into a makeshift library are angry after BT threatened to shut it down due to health and safety fears…

Fairy phone box

A photo taken at Swan Park, Buncrana, County Donegal, Eire (courtesy of Fortean Times, Christmas 2014, p.69):

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