Phone Box Thursday: A762, New Galloway

Mum and Dad recently found this lovely refurbished phone box in New Galloway, near Castle Douglas.

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Blue phone box, A762, New Galloway, 30th March 2019.

The inside is full of flyers and posters and all sorts!

Blue phone box interior

(Coordinates 55°07’49.0″N, 4°14’08.5″W.)

New Galloway is one of those places where the Google Street View cars don’t visit very often, so the linked image is from 2009, when the box was still red. It’s clearly being very well cared for now!

Phone Box Thursday: Crossgate Lane, Lindisfarne

This is another phone box found by Mum and Dad while travelling.

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Red phone box, Crossgate Lane, Lindisfarne, 15th February 2019.

(Coordinates 55°67’08.3″N, 1°80’18.5″W.)

(You’ll have to make do with the linked Google satellite picture – you can see the wee red box outside the Crossman Hall! – because the Google Street View car couldn’t be bothered mapping out Lindisfarne properly. Sort it out, Google!)

This is a very nicely placed phone box outside the town hall. Very well kept too.

Phone Box Thursday: B3215, Belstone Corner

This is one of Mum and Dad’s phone box finds while out on their travels – it’s another one from Devon.

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Red phone box, B3215, Belstone Corner, 11th September 2018.

(Coordinates 50°77’08.5″N, 3°94’86.0″W.)

Interestingly, this box and its surroundings appear to have been tidied up a bit between the Google Street View photo in April 2017 and the September 2018 photo above! New coat of paint from what I can see. Nice to see a council doing proper phone box maintenance.

Phone Box Thursday: Het Haasje, Maarheeze

Google Translate tells me that ‘het haasje’ translates as ‘the hare’. Google Maps, meanwhile, tells me that lots of roads are called ‘Het Haasje’ in the Netherlands. There is clearly a linguistic quirk at play here that I’m not quite getting.

Anyway, these two phone boxes were discovered by Mum and Dad in a petrol station cafe while travelling through Maarheeze.

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Red phone boxes, Het Haasje, Maarheeze, 2nd August 2018.

(Coordinates 51°32’25.5″N, 5°59’36.4″E.)

If you click on the Google Street View link above, you can just about see the two red boxes through the window on the right hand side of the cafe.

It’s always interesting to see classic red phone boxes in non-UK locations. Surprising that these ones have found themselves in a Dutch petrol station cafe!

Phone Box Thursday: Wallgate, Wigan

This nice duo of phone boxes were again found by Mum and Dad while out and about in Wigan. Lucky, too, because due to the dilapidated state of Wigan town centre, they don’t want to go there again!

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Red phone boxes, Wallgate, Wigan, 10th December 2018.

(Coordinates 53°54’55.0″N, 2°63’23.0″W.)

These two stand outside Wigan Post Office, which is apparently at risk of closure. Like phone boxes, post offices get no respect in the 21st century.

Phone Box Thursday: River Street, Mevagissey

This is another phone box that Mum and Dad spotted while out on their travels.

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Red phone box, River Street, Mevagissey, 13th September 2018.

(Coordinates 50°27’02.4″N, 4°78’79.7″W.)

This is another good example of the ‘two-for-one’ phone box and postbox combo. It’s also got one of those ’00s updates that gave phone boxes basic email functionality, making it marginally more useful for the 21st century.

Phone Box Thursday: B3217, Iddesleigh

I have no idea how Mum and Dad keep finding the tiniest, remotest villages in England to stay in (it’s possibly by means of the CAMRA Good Pub Guides that Geth used to give them for Christmas), but they’re certainly good places to find phone boxes!

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Red phone box, B3217, Iddesleigh, 11th September 2018.

(Coordinates 50°85’57.7″N, 4°03’31.9″W.)

It’s always nice to see a phone box with a handy postbox next to it. Every means of 20th century communication in the one place. Unless you want that newfangled internet stuff, in which case you’re out of luck.

Phone Box Thursday: Trossachs Pier, Loch Katrine

It’s another of Mum and Dad’s phone box spots!

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Red phone box, Trossachs Pier, Loch Katrine, 12th April 2018.

(Coordinates 56°23’36.5″N, 4°42’86.4″W.)

Interestingly, there are several photos of this phone box online that indicate it was only turned into a defibrillator box at some point between 2016 and 2018. Trossachs Pier is in the middle of nowhere and there seems to be a lot of cycling and other activity going on, so this could be a very useful development.

Another one from Loch Katrine next week.