Making a phone call is so much easier today than it was when the old fashioned red boxes were first available. Designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott they became British icons. Today virtually everyone has a mobile phone or a land line but there was a time when the average person relied on public phones for emergencies. I haven’t had to make a call from a booth like this one in years and wonder if anyone would be able to hear me properly if I did. The passing traffic must make communication from this one a challenge because it is open to the air. The problem with the older enclosed ones is that they were sometimes used for activities other than those intended. You couldn’t hide anything at this booth.
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