Phone Box Thursday: School Road, Rhonehouse

Today’s phone box is one that Mum and Dad found in Dumfries and Galloway.

Red phone box
Red phone box, School Road, Rhonehouse, 19th September 2016.

(Coordinates 54°91’64.5″N, 3°96’43.5″W.)

Interesting to see that only one of the ‘Telephone’ panels at the top has been replaced with a ’90s-era replacement panel – usually you find that all four get replaced so that it matches more neatly. The phone box is generally in okay condition, but the paint on the door has got very worn.

Incidentally, Google Street View’s image is from April 2009 – that’s nearly a decade ago, so I suppose the Google cars don’t get out into the Scottish countryside very often! – and it’s nice to see that between 2009 and 2016, the phone box’s door was put back on. Well done, Dumfries and Galloway council – nice to see an attempt at phone box upkeep! Maybe you could give it a new coat of paint as well, though?

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