Telephone Kiosk

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THE VILLAGE TELEPHONE KIOSK This was always at the corner of the village shop, near to the pavement until the village shop was closed and became just a house

EXTRACTS FROM THE MINUTES OF THE PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL

“The Parish Council would like to know our feelings on moving the phone kiosk, and we felt this could be accommodated on the green opposite its present position.”

GOOBYE TO OUR RED TELEPHONE KIOSK

We missed our familiar red telephone kiosk when it was taken away. People were coming into the village and removing phone books, breaking glass and attempting to rob the 'till'.and generally vandalising the kiosk. Two men one early morning, were seen actually standing on the top of the kiosk trying to remove something, but by the time the Police came, they had gone..

The Parish Council approached the Police to see what could be done, and were told the best way forward was to buy one of the new forms of kiosks which were supposed to be vandal-proof.

And that is how and why, sometime in 1987 while all the children were at school apart from the pre-school children, who of course watched the process, our familiar red telephone kiosk was pulled up from its moorings and replaced with the present one we have.

Old Village Photos -Goodbye_to_the_old_telephone_box