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Mar 23, 2019 03:15 |  #16

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A friends house in Yorkshire. I asked him if he put the phone box there because of poor cell service:rolleyes: After he saw the photo he cleared out the cobwebs (I guess cell does work).
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He has got the original mechanism still fitted inside the red box - GPO standard Kiosk No6. It only needs a bit of fag ash, cigarette ends stubbed out and a strong stink of urine to make it authentic.vmad There are 3 slots for the money. Pennies, sixpences and shillings respectively (anyone remember 'old money'). Press button A when the called number answers. Press button B if there is no answer to return your money. OK, fine in theory, but the yobs of the day would block the money return chute with paper and later go along and pull the paper out, and if lucky they would have a small windfall.:lol:


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Mar 23, 2019 15:23 |  #17

In the village of Shorne. Kent. UK.

Working and in fairly good condition.


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Mar 24, 2019 02:56 |  #18

Ray.Petri wrote in post #18833536 (external link)
He has got the original mechanism still fitted inside the red box - GPO standard Kiosk No6. It only needs a bit of fag ash, cigarette ends stubbed out and a strong stink of urine to make it authentic.vmad There are 3 slots for the money. Pennies, sixpences and shillings respectively (anyone remember 'old money'). Press button A when the called number answers. Press button B if there is no answer to return your money. OK, fine in theory, but the yobs of the day would block the money return chute with paper and later go along and pull the paper out, and if lucky they would have a small windfall.:lol:

Old money!
Washers! Or jam the washer, ring up and blurt how the things out of order and you need to speak to...., and it's urgent.
That was in the days when we had exchanges and real people manning them (male and female)

We were on holiday once and needed to ring home.
Made the call, then do what I always do when leaving, press the return coins or cancel (whatever it's called) and the phone nearly emptied itself of coins!



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Mar 24, 2019 04:55 |  #19

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Old money!
Washers! Or jam the washer, ring up and blurt how the things out of order and you need to speak to...., and it's urgent.
That was in the days when we had exchanges and real people manning them (male and female)

We were on holiday once and needed to ring home.
Made the call, then do what I always do when leaving, press the return coins or cancel (whatever it's called) and the phone nearly emptied itself of coins!

With admissions like that, Richard, I'm getting a bit worried about you.-?
I know all the tricks the likes of you used to get up to because when I was a humble telecoms apprentice part of my duties were to service these things in this neck of the woods.

Without wishing to bore too much here is a pic of the inside of the box in my previous post - not quite as 'fiddleable' as the earlier version with the A and B buttons.:-)


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Mar 25, 2019 00:57 |  #20

Telephone box located - The Hill, Northfleet, Kent, UK.
It blends in so well that I pass it at least twice a week and had not taken notice of it.
Behind the phone box and railings is the edge of a cliff due to chalk extraction.
Don't climb over the fence - 100ft drop!:-(
One gets the feeling that local councils should take some pride in their heritage and tidy the things up a bit, after all, if the phone company were to remove the red boxes the locals would be up in arms.-? (I will now get off my soap box)


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Mar 25, 2019 03:19 |  #21

Preston Lancashire


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Nice one Whiteflyer. Thanks for giving the location. I haven't seen a line-up like that for a long time. And they all look in good order - Wow!:-)
Is this a recent picture?
Am I to assume they are outside the Head Post Office (HPO)? - Or what was the HPO.
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Mar 25, 2019 08:15 |  #23

My own phone box. I bought this phone box for £360 in the 80's. When we moved to France I took it with us. Our French neighbours love it.


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Mar 25, 2019 11:51 |  #24

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My own phone box. I bought this phone box for £360 in the 80's. When we moved to France I took it with us. Our French neighbours love it.
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Nice one Kenny you’ve even got the works in it. However, I don’t like to tell you Kenny, but when/if Brexit happens you will have to pay a late export tax on it as you have exported a national treasure:lol::lol:


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Mar 25, 2019 15:01 as a reply to  @ Ray.Petri's post |  #25

This is about 10 years old, not sure if they are still there.


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Apr 10, 2019 13:30 |  #27

Red Phone Boxes. The Grove. Gravesend. Kent. UK.
Outside the Post Office sorting office. The building used to be the Main Post Office and Manual Telephone Exchange.
For those new to this wonderful technological world, a manual telephone exchange is a telephone exchange that employed mainly female operators on a large, multi-position switchboard to connect the calls, and male engineers to maintain the equipment, there would have been 2 - 3 engineers in the exchange and about 6 outside maintaining the customer's equipment. There would have been 30-40 operators in this exchange working 24/7, reduced to about 4 - 6 at night.
There used to be six red boxes here in the 50s-60s. Now reduced to two.


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Red Phone Boxes. King Street. Gravesend. Kent. UK.


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Apr 10, 2019 14:36 |  #29

Red Phone Boxes. High Street. Gravesend. UK.
Shoved in opposite corners of the main market entrance. But, on the plus side, the area is being considered for Heritage Development (if it ever happens):-). Sad decline of our once historic towns.:-(
The column is actually vertical but I couldn't seem to correct the perspective.-?


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A good mixture of kiosks there Ray. K2 and K6.


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