Phone Box Thursday: Main Street, Shap

Today we’re looking at the second of the three Shap phone boxes.

Red phone box
Red phone box, Main Street, Shap, 1st June 2016.

(Coordinates 54°52’59.3″N, 2°67’44.9″W.)

Judging by the sign, this is (or at least was at some point) a modified phone box facility with a basic computer for email purposes.  There used to be one of those at the bottom of Sciennes, Edinburgh, which I used a lot when I was living in the Sciennes student flats (which were the ONE block of university flats that hadn’t had internet put in by 2003).  The Sciennes one was a KX series box, but it’s good to see that the classic K6s were at least temporarily used for this purpose as well.

We finish our Shap stop next week.

Update May 2023: added Street View link.

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