A little history…..
The red telephone box, a telephone kiosk for a public telephone designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, was a familiar sight on the streets of the United Kingdom and also in Malta, Bermuda and Gibraltar. The colour red was chosen to make them easy to spot.
Despite a reduction in their numbers in recent years, the traditional British red telephone kiosk can still be seen in many places throughout the UK, and in current or former British colonies around the world. After the privatisation of the Post Office in the 1980’s many of them were replaced with a supposedly sleeker and more utilitarian design and some of my friends now have them in their gardens and they are often used in art “sculptures: in British cities. My kids have grown up with phones and doubt they will ever use a public phone but I can still remember having to walk up the road to the Post Office with a handful of two pence pieces to call my friends who either were waiting at an allotted time in another booth, or had their own phone line installed.
While most people instantly recognise that other British phone box made famous by a certain Doctor it’s with fondness I remember the iconic red ones.
My art is recreated from an original photo I took many years ago.
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