Phone Box Thursday: B724, Cummertrees

This is another phone box spotted by Mum and Dad while out and about in Dumfries and Galloway.

Red phone box
Red phone box, B724, Cummertrees, 18th April 2019.

(Coordinates 54°98’55.2″N, 3°34’69.2″W.)

This is one of a number of countryside phone boxes that have been turned into defibrillator boxes – useful for places in the middle of nowhere where it takes longer for the emergency services to arrive.

Again, the Google Street View image linked above is ten years out of date (maybe the Google cars will visit Dumfries and Galloway again one day…), which shows us that this phone box was previously one of the many that were upgraded (in the early ’00s from what I remember) to an email/text/phone box – which are themselves fairly obsolete now that everyone has email/internet on their mobile!

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