Telephone Boxes

In 2015 there were only two telephone boxes left in the village; neither of them containing a telephone!

When these two boxes were decommissioned, the Parish Council took up an offer from BT to buy them at a cost of £1 each.

The Parish Council paid for Box #1 to be removed from Button End, completely refurbished, and then installed on the High Street frontage of the Primary School as an item of historic interest for the benefit of the school children. (See photo of Box #2).

The Parish Council also paid for the materials used by a local volunteer to repaint Box #3 and install shelving inside, so that it could be used as a local Telephone Box Library.

Box #4 is shown in the High Street, outside the Primary School, at some time before 1936. It was replaced by Box #5 (shown in 1987) and that was replaced by Box #6 (shown 1995). Box #6 was not in place in 2012.

Box #4 may be a Type K3. This was introduced in 1924.

Boxes #1, #3 & #5 are probably Type K6. This was introduced in 1936 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V in 1935.

Box #6 is probably a Type KX100. This was introduced in 1984.

This page was added on 04/03/2016.

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