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The red telephone box was the result of a competition in to design a kiosk that would be acceptable to the London Metropolitan Boroughs which had hitherto resisted the Post Office's effort to erect K1 kiosks on their streets. s K1 Telephone Box in Bembridge, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England. A K1 telephone box at the National Telephone Kiosk Collection at the Avoncroft Museum of Buildings, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England, UK. Old K1 Telephone Box Tyneham Village Dorset. Jun 07,  · A rare telephone box in Bembridge – one of only a few working examples in the UK – was damaged on Friday night. One on the glass panels was smashed and a further seven of them have been cracked. It’s actually owned by Bembridge parish council as BT wanted to get rid of it .


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Rare telephone box in Bembridge was vandalised on Friday potentially landing the parish council with a large bill. A rare telephone box in Bembridge — one of only a few working examples in the UK — was damaged on Friday night. One on the glass panels was smashed and a further seven of them have been cracked. The downside of this is that the parish council is responsible for the repairs to the K1 phone box. The K1 standing for Kiosk 1 was the first attempt at a standard telephone kiosk by what was then the Post Office, who ran the telephone network.

Grade II listed It could well turn into an expensive business for the parish council as, due to its rarity, the K1 is also Grade II listed, k1 telephone box bembridge, meaning that any repairs have to be done with approved materials, to maintain its historic k1 telephone box bembridge. The K1 is quite a thing as there are only about ten of them left in the whole country and only one of the few remaining ones in working condition, k1 telephone box bembridge.

Do you any info? If anyone has further information regarding the damage please contact the parish council or the Police on and state crime reference number Thanks to Bembridge parish council for use of the photo, k1 telephone box bembridge. By Simon Perry. You must be logged in k1 telephone box bembridge post a comment.

They left the beach a mess of litter and broken glass. Round them up and make them clear all the rotting seaweed on the Island beaches with buckets and shovels. I wonder what a K1 would do for him? A little gem, how sad its been vandalised. All the old k1 telephone box bembridge phone boxes looked so much better than the modern ones. That red was k1 telephone box bembridge cheery beacon, and a reference point when giving directions.

Hope they get the Bembridge one fixed without too much cost. Whoever damaged it should pay to have the choice of paying for it to be repaired if caught or spend a few months inside… simple as. Where was Pugh at the time the box was done over? I doubt whether Pugh understands or cares very much about our history and heritage.

He reminds me of some of k1 telephone box bembridge younger types of politicians in Whitehall that are more interested in themselves, the future, money and big business. No — I just wondered if having vandalised the library provision if he had an alibi for the box. It is Grade 2 listed and very much k1 telephone box bembridge. Work s in hand and we hope to have it restored to full working order shortly.

Thanks for all the messages of support on here, they are appreciated. Sarah, check out a book on Kindle by Roderick Leyland — Telephone boxes, k1 telephone box bembridge, their history and variety…. I got both these as freebies k1 telephone box bembridge couple of weeks ago and found them both fascinating, especially as the Bembridge K1 was mentioned. Any views or opinions presented in the comments below are solely those of the author and do not represent those of OnTheWight.

Email updates? There should be a police record of the incident. Vote Up 0 0 Vote Down. Loo Loo. As I understand it the party was Friday evening, it is not known when the damage to the telephone box happened. It could have been Friday but the only thing we are sure of is that it was over the weekend.

There is no proof that those that attended a beach party were responsible for the damage to telephone box. Sally Perry. Sailor Sam. That phone box has withstood at least one world war and would still be here long after we have gone if it is looked after.

Sarah if you would like to contact Bembridge PC either on or admin bembridgepc. Bembridge also has a thriving Heritage Society with their own museum at the back of the library which has lots of info on the telephone box.

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BEMBRIDGE HIGH STREET K1 Telephone Kiosk located outside the optician's II Telephone kiosk. K1 design. 3 sides are of concrete with 2 sides having metal windows and 4th side has wooden door. Jun 07,  · A rare telephone box in Bembridge – one of only a few working examples in the UK – was damaged on Friday night. One on the glass panels was smashed and a further seven of them have been cracked. It’s actually owned by Bembridge parish council as BT wanted to get rid of it . s K1 Telephone Box in Bembridge, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England. A K1 telephone box at the National Telephone Kiosk Collection at the Avoncroft Museum of Buildings, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England, UK. Old K1 Telephone Box Tyneham Village Dorset.