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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Jun 2014, 01:26
But not very social when they are padlocked closed, eh!
Chris: Yeah - but we're an antisocial nation Ray..
  • ....peter:)
  • Moonbeam, Ontario, Canada
  • 10 Jun 2014, 02:26
The sure made a mess of these Olde English icons Chris....petersmile
Chris: That's what I think Peter
  • Robbyne
  • United States
  • 10 Jun 2014, 03:18
How many people can you fit it one of those, I wonder but first they need to remove the locks
Chris: They do indeed Robbyne, it's all a bit of a mystery to me
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Jun 2014, 04:31
They make money now, instead of that you have to put money in....
Chris: Yes they do Astrid but I can't really fathom what they are for..
What are they for?
Chris: I have absolutely no idea Elizabeth, they just sprouted on this site one day with no explanation!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Jun 2014, 06:56
Wonderful how they changed these olde English institutions to modern take away or food to go- style- boxes! Are bacon butties available, too?
Chris: I have no idea what these are for Philine - surely not food outlets!
Has someone bought them as advertising boards Chris? Gets them around restrictions just like adverts in the local fields on the back of trailers.sad
Chris: That is what this suggests to me Scotia
  • Alan
  • Lochinver, Aseature synt
  • 10 Jun 2014, 07:06
Are these some form of advertising kiosks now? Food seems to feature quickly strongly. I wonder if there are different rates for those at the side and also those not at eye level?
Chris: Your commercial acumen shines through in your observations. Should the private sector poach you as a result of these pithy observations, where will the country go then? Down the plug 'ole I suspect..
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 10 Jun 2014, 07:44
I saw these the other day, and didn't realise their photographic potential. Well appreciated, Chris
Chris: Thank you Lisl
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Jun 2014, 08:17
Having completed its lockout from public toilets Bath is now doing the same for public phone boxes. The city is becoming a no-go area ;o)
Chris: Is nothing sacred any more??
Anything red stands out for the photographer. Would love to know what the panels are.
Chris: So would I Mary
HA! Real collectibles, Chris!!!
Chris: They live on after their real working life Ginnie
They wanted to do this in a row of them here, just for once,in a rare show of good taste,the council said NO! They were right to do so having seen these monuments to bad taste,in more ways than one.
Chris: Thank you Frank
Using old phone boxes to advertise junk food
Chris: Makes you feel proud to be British doesn't it..
  • Penny
  • not the United States
  • 10 Jun 2014, 12:31
A very squashed sociability, Chris!
Chris: Perfect for those with no friends Penny
Closed for Business then!!! still Iconic!
Chris: Definitely iconic Ronky!
  • Shane
  • England
  • 10 Jun 2014, 15:48
What are they used for chris ..
Chris: I don't know Shane, they're locked
So that's where they've ended up!
Chris: Yes Tom but their new use defeats me..
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Jun 2014, 19:28
Initially I thought you had twiddled the Social Booth bit, but on closer look I realised this is actual and deliberate, and then there are the padlocks ... what is that all about?
Chris: I have absolutely no idea Anne..
I remember those strange postcards and telephone numbers of old in phoneboxes. I suppose that was social networking also smile
Chris: They aught to put one in a museum adorned thus as a memory of the pre-digital age..
I remember the good (or bad) old days when you actually used them to phone people, and complicated it was. Glad we have mobiles now. A good shot though and well spotted.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 11 Jun 2014, 12:54
Just as well the windows are blacked out Tiff.
I believe phone booths have always been used for social activities in country areas over the years, I'm far to much of a gentleman to say more.

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