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« 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.



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/
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2012, 12:10:21 PM »

Was it still operating as a call box or had it become just street art?

 
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« Reply #2 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 ? 
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2012, 01:08:25 PM »

Stick one in your garden..

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!
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2012, 02:04:38 PM »

Stick one in your garden..

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!
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« Reply #5 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  .
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2012, 03:22:13 PM »

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!  Huh
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« Reply #7 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.   

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« Reply #8 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.
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« Reply #9 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.
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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2012, 08:27:13 PM »

Erm quick question, where has the red phone box gone outside the ringer bells?   Undecided
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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2012, 08:32:01 PM »

Erm quick question, where has the red phone box gone outside the ringer bells?   Undecided

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.
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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2012, 09:18:42 AM »

Erm quick question, where has the red phone box gone outside the ringer bells?   Undecided

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.
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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2012, 03:22:46 PM »

It is a shame to see it go!
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« Reply #14 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

"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."

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