A stay of execution

Save the phone box

Happy New Year!

The Laxey red telephone box could be granted a last-minute reprieve from being removed from the village.

A sign was placed in the phone box in December advising that it would be removed, along with a few others dotted around the island. The boxes could remain if the Local Authorities step in to pay for ongoing maintenance.

For now, the Laxey phone box remains in situ but its future is under consideration.

Watch this space!  Er, I don’t mean an empty space where the box is. It won’t be the same without this part of our heritage. Please save it!

12 thoughts on “A stay of execution

  1. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography)

    We lost all our old red phone boxes in Australia many years ago. They were vandalised badly.

    I can well imagine how they’re such an iconic statement on a small island such as yours, Jackie.

    By the way, Happy New Year to you – hope 2014 is a good one for you.

  2. Noeline Smith

    Lovely picture and such a shame that these old boxes are disappearing. Our horrible modern version was removed a couple of years ago, so nothing at all in our village. The next village down though is still hanging on to theirs ….


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