Red Phone Boxes

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Red Phone Boxes

Postby Fossil » Wed Feb 18, 2004 6:48 pm

Just out of curiosity is there any red telephone boxes in Glasgow left. Cant say I’ve seen one for years.
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Postby Ronnie » Wed Feb 18, 2004 11:16 pm

Hi Foss
There is one in the back garden of one of the houses in Roslyn Terrace, in the West End. There is also one just inside the main gate of Glasgow University, also in the west end. But these are in captivity; there must be others in the wild.
By the way, the red phone box was designed by the grandson of the guy who designed Glasgow University and the son of the guy who designed St Mary's Cathedral.
And even more by the way, the design of the red phone box is based on the monument that sits on top of the grave of the english architect John Soane. Not many people, as they say, know that.

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Postby DVF » Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:07 pm

Hi,

When BT replaced all the red boxes, they waited a year or two then declared that there were no more red boxes left in use, anywhere. I see them all the time though, but for the life of me I can't remember where!

Ther are/were lots left in Dundee a couple of years ago, I do remember seeing them.

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Postby turbozutek » Fri Feb 20, 2004 1:16 pm

Lots in Kilmarnock, Irvine, Kilmaurs and Stewarton.

Fenwick also has three! One is a plant pot though!

My ex work has one as an aquarium.

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Postby partickular » Fri Feb 20, 2004 4:13 pm

Slightly off topic I know, but there's a good one in a wee village called Clachan between Tarbert and Campbeltown, which is painted white and has only two sides, taking the form of a porch to a house, the open sides being to the house door and the street.

There used to be one in a garden centre (in use as a plant pot) between Balloch and Gartocharn, but I think it's awat now.

Even rarer are the type of red phone box which replaced the traditional type, ie more angular and with big single panes of glass. Anyone know where any of these are?
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Postby crusty_bint » Fri Feb 20, 2004 7:49 pm

Theres one of the old red phone boxes at the junction of Auldhouse and Reverford Rds... just up from Newlands Safeway.
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Postby Sharon » Fri Feb 20, 2004 7:54 pm

and now i feel compelled to go and photograph it...like its part of some kind of photo scavenger hunt....


... which isn't a bad idea actually!
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Postby Pgcc93 » Fri Feb 20, 2004 8:50 pm

There's also one still standing on platform 1 in Kilmarnock Station.

It even reeks of p*ss. Hows that for authenticity? :wink:
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Postby DVF » Sun Feb 22, 2004 3:58 pm

I knew I passed one regularly, just couldn't remember where. Saw it again today, Bearsden Cross, Roman Road, across from the school.

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Postby crusty_bint » Mon Feb 23, 2004 3:45 pm

Found another one in Langside this time. Its outside the BT exchange on Ledard Rd at the junction of Lochleven Rd
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Re: Red Phone Boxes

Postby JayKay » Mon Feb 23, 2004 4:43 pm

The Modern Fossil wrote:Just out of curiosity is there any red telephone boxes in Glasgow left. Cant say I’ve seen one for years.


Not Glasgow I know but I was out in Callander, Stirlingshire, at the weekend and there were plenty out there. It seems the only phone boxes there were red ones.
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Postby caine » Mon Feb 23, 2004 6:48 pm

theres one in kelvindale, but its in some ones garden..... no seriously.
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Postby crusty_bint » Mon Apr 19, 2004 5:39 pm

Took this last night on my way to Catchart Cemtary. Its outside the BT exchange in Langside
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Postby Sharon » Mon Apr 19, 2004 5:41 pm

I'll dig out the one we took a couple of weeks ago too.
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Postby crusty_bint » Mon Apr 19, 2004 5:53 pm

kewl! We got that one at Newlands at the same time didn't we? Iv found another on Nithsdale Rd, beside Alexander 'Greek' Thomson's old house, so I'll get a snap of that in the next few days
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