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Title: Conservation BT Style
Post by: admin on June 04, 2012, 08:20:15 AM
This is BT's solution to the red telephone box that needed a coat of paint in the All Saints', Marple Conservation Area.

(http://www.marple-uk.com/misc/TelBoxGon3512.JPG)

This is what it says in the Council's "All Saints' Management Plan"

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Historic street furniture does survive in the form of a K6 telephone kiosk and an EIIR Pillar box in the vicinity of the Ring O’Bells Public House, and a wall EIIR letter box situated in the boundary wall to the glebe land at All Saints Church. The Council will seek to ensure the retention of these surviving historic streetscape features which make an important contribution to the character of the conservation area.

And in the Appraisal Document:

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There is an important group of historic street furniture outside the Ring O’Bells pub, comprising a K6 telephone kiosk and an EIIR pillar box. Both are in use and reasonably well-kept. A wall EIIR letter box is situated in the boundary wall to the glebeland at All Saints’ Church.

Shame!

More info about conservation areas here:

http://www.stockport.gov.uk/services/environment/planningbuilding/conservationheritage/conservationareas/conservationareaappraisalsmanagementplans/
Title: Re: Conservation BT Style
Post by: wheels on June 04, 2012, 12:10:21 PM
Was it still operating as a call box or had it become just street art?

 
Title: Re: Conservation BT Style
Post by: simonesaffron on June 04, 2012, 12:55:30 PM
That's disgraceful !

Even though it is probably BT property is it not worth contacting one of the local Councillors and asking the question ? 
Title: Re: Conservation BT Style
Post by: tricky on June 04, 2012, 01:08:25 PM
Stick one in your garden..

http://www.x2connect.com/shop/BT_Red_Phone_Boxes_New_.php (http://www.x2connect.com/shop/BT_Red_Phone_Boxes_New_.php)

Obviously, don't forget to pee in it regularly and add a few cigarette butts for true authenticity!
Title: Re: Conservation BT Style
Post by: simonesaffron on June 04, 2012, 02:04:38 PM
Stick one in your garden..

http://www.x2connect.com/shop/BT_Red_Phone_Boxes_New_.php (http://www.x2connect.com/shop/BT_Red_Phone_Boxes_New_.php)

Obviously, don't forget to pee in it regularly and add a few cigarette butts for true authenticity!


Tricky, you're a philistine, a humourous one I'll grant but a definite philistine!
Title: Re: Conservation BT Style
Post by: amazon on June 04, 2012, 02:36:15 PM
Was it still operating as a call box or had it become just street art?

 
. There is one also facing the old coop on lower fold ii don't think it's used  .
Title: Re: Conservation BT Style
Post by: Jay on June 07, 2012, 03:22:13 PM
http://www.marple-uk.com/smf/index.php?topic=1330.0 (http://www.marple-uk.com/smf/index.php?topic=1330.0) Tried to save it but no one was intrested. Unless they've taken it away to dip it in a bucket of paint to restore it I guess that's the last we'll see of it!  ???
Title: Re: Conservation BT Style
Post by: Lisa Oldham on June 11, 2012, 10:50:37 AM
Up to a few years ago... not looked for a while.. there was a list in planning of all the boxes that were removed so I think stockport council will have known that it was being removed some time before it went and maybe could have objected?  or at least asked for it to be left without a phone.   

Title: Re: Conservation BT Style
Post by: wheels on June 11, 2012, 12:52:25 PM
Oh good an ugly red box that served no purpose other than as a urinal. No thanks get rid.
Title: Re: Conservation BT Style
Post by: Mr Marple on June 14, 2012, 01:49:44 PM
Sad to see it go. I did see someone inside it just before it went but not sure if it was working or not but the person certainly had the handset to their head so I can only presume it works or they knew it was going.
Title: red phone box
Post by: Pirate Princess on July 10, 2012, 08:27:13 PM
Erm quick question, where has the red phone box gone outside the ringer bells?   :-\
Title: Re: red phone box
Post by: admin on July 10, 2012, 08:32:01 PM
Erm quick question, where has the red phone box gone outside the ringer bells?   :-\

I've merged your question with an earlier thread where this has already been discussed. I think it is basically BT's way of saving some red paint but as you will see, some agree with that and others don't.
Title: Re: red phone box
Post by: the rover on July 11, 2012, 09:18:42 AM
Erm quick question, where has the red phone box gone outside the ringer bells?   :-\

I've merged your question with an earlier thread where this has already been discussed. I think it is basically BT's way of saving some red paint but as you will see, some agree with that and others don't.

Having previously worked for BT, if a telephone kiosk was not being used sufficently by the public to make it worthwhile financially to continue to spend money on maintaining it then it would be removed from site when it got to a stage where it went faulty. This is what probably happened here, it was probably time for some money to be spent on it and BT decided it wasn't worth it, there is also the cost of the Wayleave to consideras well.
Title: Re: Conservation BT Style
Post by: JMC on July 11, 2012, 03:22:46 PM
It is a shame to see it go!
Title: Re: Conservation BT Style
Post by: sgk on July 11, 2012, 04:10:58 PM
If there's any other ones left and folk want to avoid them disappearing, then consider adoption.

http://www.payphones.bt.com/adopt_a_kiosk/HTML/payphone/index.htm (http://www.payphones.bt.com/adopt_a_kiosk/HTML/payphone/index.htm)

"For many towns and villages, the phonebox is part of the community's history and identity. People just don't want to have an empty space where the phonebox once stood.
If you want to protect it for future generations, you can apply to take ownership of it. Then, we'll remove just the phone and leave the box in place."

Title: Re: Conservation BT Style
Post by: Pirate Princess on July 12, 2012, 01:55:26 PM
I didn't realise that there was already a conversation going on about this, Ive been away for a few months and came back the other week. is really sad to see it go, i thought it was protected for some reason. I have seen a red phone box in someones garden in high lane.  ;D
Title: Re: Conservation BT Style
Post by: Heritage on July 12, 2012, 03:09:31 PM
Has anyone actually approached BT about the issue of this phone box or just chatted about it on this forum???
Title: Re: Conservation BT Style
Post by: wheels on July 12, 2012, 03:25:45 PM
Am I the only one who thinks these are ugly old things that serve no purpose and are an eyesore?

Title: Re: Conservation BT Style
Post by: Heritage on July 12, 2012, 06:13:25 PM
£1000 apiece on Ebay so if you see a cheap one somewhere buy it....and sell it on!!
Title: Re: Conservation BT Style
Post by: bat man on July 16, 2012, 09:57:51 PM
 :)I've seen the red phone box in a garden in high lane,it's out of order......
Title: Re: Conservation BT Style
Post by: Pirate Princess on July 17, 2012, 01:29:03 PM
 :D ;D