Phone Box Thursday: A75, Carsluith

Many thanks to all of you who have been sending phone box pictures in this last week! I’ve now got a good collection to share over the next few Thursdays.

Mum and Dad are still finding phone boxes in Dumfries and Galloway…

Red phone box
Red phone box, A75, Carsluith, 23rd July 2020.

(Coordinates 54°86’51.1″N, 4°35’76.9″W.)

The box has become a lot more overgrown than it was when the Street View image was taken (probably 2009, which was the one year that the Google cars did a perfunctory survey of rural Scotland – they have yet to return). It looks very romantic with all the weeds, but sadly it does not seem to be being cared for and will probably not be in situ for much longer.

Further sad news from Dumfries and Galloway – the Laggan box that Mum and Dad photographed for me last year has now been removed. Mum and Dad may have caught the council in the act! Dad says:

‘In fact, as we approached Gatehouse there was an Openreach van with flashing orange lights beside the site of the box at Laggan (I sent you a photo last year or the year before) and the box has now gone!’

There seems to be a big push at the moment to get rid of derelict rural phone boxes 🙁 Hopefully I will be able to collect as many as possible before they disappear.

Another family submission next week!

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