Today’s phone box is from a trip Geth and I took to Southampton in May 2017 so that Geth could conduct some work interviews. It was the first time we’d been back to Southampton since we’d moved away from the city more than two years previously, and I found the whole experience pretty strange! I did, however, take the opportunity to photograph this phone box that I remembered passing all the time when we used to walk down to the marina.
(Coordinates 50°53’49.7″N, 1°23’52.0″W.)
The park is a nice pretty setting for this phone box. I wonder if I’ll ever have cause to go visit it again?
Moving onto a phone box that I first spotted while running the Sunderland 10K in 2016, but of which I only had the chance to take a photo the following year, when Geth and I went to Sunderland so he could look at the course in preparation (he ran it for the first time in 2017).
(Coordinates 54°54’18.2″N, 1°22’53.2″W.)
I love a good phone-box-turned-cash-machine – it keeps the boxes useful in the world of the 21st century!
Vintage fairs are back for the autumn/winter! There’s another one I’m planning to go to next month, by which point I may no longer be strong/warm enough to resist the lure of vintage ’80s jumpers. I have plenty. I still want more.
I was sensible today, though, and didn’t buy any jumpers for now. Instead, I picked up two things I’d actually been visualising: a red blouse to go with one of this year’s Christmas outfits, and a jersey dress that will be nice and comfortable for ’round the house’ days, which, for a work-from-home type like me, is most days.
It’s very satisfying to be able to add a piece here and there to my vintage collection. Looking forward to wearing both of these!
It’s the last of the Islington phone boxes…for now. I found a few more a year later in November 2017!
I don’t know if there’s a special reason these ones have been painted black, but it looks very striking. It’s also great that they’ve been repurposed for wifi – another good 21st century use for phone boxes.
We move on today to a series of Islington phone boxes from November 2016.
(Coordinates 51.534093N, 0.1051901W.)
Geth and I have been going to London in November for a few years in a row, due to the Beat:Cancer charity gig taking place at Slimelight. Unfortunately, we’ll be giving it a miss this year, as we already have too many gigs going on in the autumn. As such, I will have to wait until the London Marathon in April before I can start collecting pictures of London phone boxes again!
In the meantime, I have a lot of them to show you. Stay tuned for the next few weeks for more Islington examples.