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Lucy Boxes

Postby BrigitDoon » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:08 am

A Lucy Box is a metal box of electrical gubbins that sits by the side of the road. They used to contain the trickery for trams but latterly house telecomms gear. They were made at the Lucy foundry in Oxford, whence the name.

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Re: Lucy Boxes

Postby Bridie » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:52 am

BrigitDoon wrote:A Lucy Box is a metal box of electrical gubbins that sits by the side of the road. They used to contain the trickery for trams but latterly house telecomms gear. They were made at the Lucy foundry in Oxford, whence the name.



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Didn't know that - nice name for a practical "thing" on the road. Lucy Oxford sounds like a 60's/70's sit com actress.

Did that say "Callender" maybe?


Ps excuse me - I know I've asked this numerous times before (getting like HG and 2hb with the videos) :D but how do you do the multi quote like the way I answered two things on this post........again
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Re: Lucy Boxes

Postby BrigitDoon » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:28 am

British Insulated Callender's Cables >>

Bridie wrote:Ps excuse me - I know I've asked this numerous times before (getting like HG and 2hb with the videos) :D but how do you do the multi quote like the way I answered two things on this post........again


Just select the text you want to put in quotes, click the "Quote" button above and put the name of the person who the quote belongs to in the "" part of the quote="".

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Re: Lucy Boxes

Postby Bridie » Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:38 am

Thanks Brigit I'll practise but don't hold yer breath :D
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Re: Lucy Boxes

Postby Celyn » Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:11 am

BrigitDoon wrote:A Lucy Box is a metal box of electrical gubbins that sits by the side of the road. They used to contain the trickery for trams but latterly house telecomms gear. They were made at the Lucy foundry in Oxford, whence the name...]


Absolutely lovely bit of trivia! :D I'll probably go looking for ways to work this into a conversation some time just to show off. I never knew they had a real name, apart from "those metal box thingwies by the side of the road ...."
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Re: Lucy Boxes

Postby BrigitDoon » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:18 pm

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Re: Lucy Boxes

Postby BrigitDoon » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:13 pm

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Why do people ask stupid questions of those who photograph street furniture?
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Re: Lucy Boxes

Postby Vinegar Tom » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:54 pm

BrigitDoon wrote:Why do people ask stupid questions of those who photograph street furniture?


I was taking a photo of an Edward VIII post box and was asked by two boys "why are you taking a picture of that mister?". I replied "because I'm a weirdo".

Probably true, but not the most sensible of answers ::):
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Re: Lucy Boxes

Postby Lucky Poet » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:57 pm

:D

I've grown to quite enjoy those 'why the hell's he photographing that' looks. And I seem to spot actual Lucy brand Lucy Boxes all the flaming time now.
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Re: Lucy Boxes

Postby yoker brian » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:17 pm

At Partick Bus Station - I've stood next to this box, waiting for buses on many an occasion over the past few years, never noticed it was a Lucy Box before!

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Re: Lucy Boxes

Postby johnboy » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:49 pm

There is one stuck under the ice.........I think. :D

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Re: Lucy Boxes

Postby HelenD » Sun May 20, 2012 9:08 pm

Clydebank Lucy Boxes 20th May 2012
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