Monday, 11 May 2009

Phone home

An unloved telephone box

Out and about today, i spotted this battered telephone box that despite having given years and years of service, looked a little worse for wear. I don't know if the phone worked but i hope nobody has to find out the hard way that it doesn't. In North Yorkshire villages the mobile phone reception can be iffy to say the least. Non existent is probably a more accurate description.

Besides, the red telephone box is a recognisable part of British culture - just as the red double decker buses of London and the red post boxes on most British streets are. Maybe the mobile phone is making theses bright colourful boxes more and more irrelevant. I just hope the British Telecom phone people come out and give it some love soon. It deserves it!

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