SU5405 : Fareham: trying to get an outside line?

taken 7 months ago, near to Titchfield, Hampshire, Great Britain

Fareham: trying to get an outside line?
Fareham: trying to get an outside line?
A view from inside the SU5405 : Fareham: forlorn phone box on Catisfield Lane corner, providing detail of the receiver which has been left dangling out of the box, with its wires in turn dangling out of the broken plastic of the handset. The box is glassless and doorless.

The main A27 is seen in the background, passing the erstwhile junction of Catisfield Lane which heads off to the right.
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. The first K6 is still to be found outside the Royal Academy of Art in London.

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 with the aluminium KX100, leading to English Heritage to designate over 2000 as listed structures. Only 9400 K6's remain.

BT offered councils to 'adopt-a-kiosk' for 1 to keep local K6's in place. Many have found alternate uses as mini libraries/book exchanges & art galleries, and even for storage of heart defibrillators.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 8 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 11 April, 2017
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Derelict, Disused  Communications 
Primary Subject of Photo
Telephone Box 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 5469 0592 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:51.0133N 1:13.4693W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 5469 0592
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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