Iconic Symbols of the UK: Red Telephone Box

red telephone boxThe red telephone box was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1924 and in 1999 there were140, 000 of them in the streets of the UK. The colour red was chosen to make them easy to spot.

Unfortunately, as a result of 84% of the UK population having mobile phones there were less than 65,000 in 2005. Despite this sad fact, my love affair with these boxes will last a life time as it’s the place I stole a kiss with a guy that I had a massive crush on when I was 16.


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