Phone Box Thursday: Ayr Road, St John’s Town

Back to Mum and Dad’s phone box finds around Dumfries and Galloway this week (there have been a lot lately since they’ve been able to visit their holiday caravan again!). This poor shell of a phone box was found in St John’s Town.

Red phone box
Red phone box, Ayr Road, St John’s Town, 26th July 2020.

(Coordinates 55°10’64.9″N, 4°16’54.7″W.)

The shop in the background has changed hands since the Street View image was taken (presumably in 2009 during the Google cars’ only visit to rural Scotland). The phone box was also in much better quality back then!

There was no phone inside (obviously) but there was this strange motivational message on a painted rock:

Painted rock
I do like sparkle.

It’s a bit sad to see a phone box in this condition, and I doubt it’s long for this world 🙁

More from Dumfries and Galloway next week.

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