Friday, September 18, 2009

Adopt a Phone Box

That was the invitation received by Egglescliffe & Eaglescliffe council earlier this month - pay £1 and take over the red phone box on the village green at Egglescliffe. Apparently just 19 calls were made from it in the whole of last year and BT have decided it no longer justifies having a phone maintained in it. However, it's an old red phone box and it's in a conservation area so the council made enquiries about what was involved in adoption. Not a lot it seems. Loathe to see this little bit of our history disappear the council resolved tonight to take it on. When the necessary paperwork has been completed the phone box will be looked after by the local council, along with the village green which it stands guard over.
A little bit of history preserved for another generation.

1 comment:

thribble said...

Fabulous. I wonder if the same could be said about the Telstra phone box I found the other day on a sewage treatment plant!