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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 21st October, 2011)

A sign of the times

A sign of the times
An old red telephone box, situated between Culraven Car Sales and The Balcarres Arms at Haigh.

Photo: Cliff Reeves  (.)
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Comment by: David on 21st October 2011 at 09:45

Looks like a K6, Designed in 1935 by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, to commemorate the silver jubilee of King Geoerge V.

Comment by: Trixie on 21st October 2011 at 09:48

It looks redundant!!!Shame you never know when you might need one.

Comment by: Incy Wincy on 21st October 2011 at 18:34

Balcarres? That rings a bell

Comment by: cliff on 21st October 2011 at 18:37

David, your right. I've just seen the same info on Google.
Trixie, I didn't go in to find out if it was in working order, it might be used for other "calls" now.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 21st October 2011 at 20:44

Doesnt look abandoned.Inside looks ok.
Cliff...I like the colour contrast in the background.
Incy your sense of humour !!

Comment by: Gerald Pilkington Canada on 21st October 2011 at 23:48

Do they still take the huge pennies then press button A or B, yes im old.

Comment by: David Barker on 22nd October 2011 at 12:16

How come they paint the post boxes ,but never paint the phone box?,it would look better with a coat of paint and cut all the weeds down,good one Cliff.

Comment by: Kenny ex GPO on 27th November 2011 at 22:09

remember when we used to empty it each week. Haigh post office was still on the corner

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