J3267 : Telephone box, Ballylesson, Belfast

near to Drumbo, Purdysburn, Balmoral and Drumbeg, Ireland

Telephone box, Ballylesson, Belfast
Telephone box, Ballylesson, Belfast
Surviving red telephone box (with phone) on this part of the Ballylesson Road J3267 : The Ballylesson Road, Ballylesson, Belfast. Last seen, more than four years ago, in J3267 : Red Telephone Box, Ballylesson
Telephone boxes, Northern Ireland
A series of photographs showing some of the public telephone boxes in Northern Ireland. With the widespread ownership of mobiles the use of the public phone had declined. I have a notion that they will become like railways still some left but most closed.
K2 & K6 Telephone Boxes
The iconic red telephone kiosk was the result of a competition in 1924 to design a telephone box suitable for London Metropolitan Boroughs. A design by Giles Gilbert Scott, a British Architect, was chosen. The box, to be known as the K2 was deployed in London in 1926. The post office suggested it be painted red.

The K6 was introduced in 1935, designed to commemorate the silver jubilee of King George V. It was a smaller version of the K2, and went on to be installed prolifically around the country. It is the most recognised and iconic telephone box, that many people around the world are familiar with.

Other versions of the red telephone box were designed and implemented but none were ever to survive the popularity of the K6.

Over 240,000 red telephone boxes were built between the 1920s and 1980s.
BT had replaced many red telephone boxes during the 1980s and 90s, leading to English Heritage to designate over 2000 as listed structures.
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2012
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Date Taken
Friday, 18 May, 2012   (more nearby)
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Friday, 18 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Communications 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 329 670 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:32.0781N 5:56.8570W
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Irish: geotagged! J 329 670
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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