18 Jul '11, 9am

Obsolete Telephone Booths Recycled as Libraries

We have already written about the recycling of the distinctive red telephone booths in England. With everyone using cell phones, the evocative boxes have become redundant and the phone company is selling them off to local communities. Imagine our delight, whilst meandering through the pastoral roads of Hampshire, to come across this picture-perfect example at a crossroads of a small village. Photo: B. Alter Exquisitely located beside a thatched roof cottage and across the street from an old church and graveyard, it was like a calendar picture of olde England. The sign on the wall explained that BT (British Telecom) no longer operates the kiosk and it is now owned and operated by the local authority. In this case it is Longstock Parish Council. Photo: B. Alter It has become a small lending library for the local community. Inside the booth was an assortment of books, reflect...

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