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Iconic red telephone box destroyed by car in Bingham is replaced



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In November 2019, one of Bingham’s last working K6 telephone boxes in the market-place was demolished by a car.

This left the redundant red kiosk that had been converted to a defibrillator post as the sole survivor of the famous design by architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in the town and it was thought that was how it would be, until this week.

Almost two years to the day, a replacement red K6, with a working pay-phone was installed next to the defibrillator box on the corner of Station Street.

The replacement telephone box in Bingham as of November 2021.
The replacement telephone box in Bingham as of November 2021.

The K6 (kiosk number six) was designed in 1935 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of George V and went into production in 1936 to become an iconic British design.

Bingham resident Tim O’Brien, who took these photos in November 2019 and November 2021 said: “This is fantastic, especially as it is a good news story for a change.

The demolished telephone box in Bingham in November 2019.
The demolished telephone box in Bingham in November 2019.

"These examples of an iconic British design enhance the architectural appearance of the market-place as well as keeping a link to the heritage of Bingham.”



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