TQ3281 : Telephone call box, London

taken 2 months ago, near to London, City of London, Great Britain

Telephone call box, London
Telephone call box, London
K6 telephone call box on Newgate in London.
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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TQ3281, 4868 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 May, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 19 May, 2019
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Communications 
Place (from Tags)
London 
Primary Subject of Photo
Telephone Box 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3208 8130 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.9115N 0:5.8750W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3208 8129
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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K6  K6 Phonebox  K6 Telephone Box  K6 Telephone Kiosk  Telephone Box  Telephone Call Box  Telephone Kiosk  Newgate  London 

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