It looks like the old red phone box on the corner of Deneshey Road and Birkenhead Road (pictured above) has made it’s last call.
I was walking past today and seeing it happened to jog my memory …there was something on television a couple of weeks ago about a local community campaigning to keep their local public telephones. And that made me try the door to this one. That’s when I realised that the kiosk is locked.
Peering in through the murky glass panes you can see this notice next to phone that looks out of service:
So that notice was dated 7th September and 42 days from then is, was, the 19th October. So it would seem that this old phone kiosk will soon disappear?
If that notice was on the outside of the kiosk rather than inside it maybe more people would’ve noticed it?
I went and checked the other kiosk at the end of Trinity Road. That’s still open, though it would benefit from a lick of paint:
I haven’t checked the “OMD” one at Meols – see my old Meols site for information on that one.
Does anyone know anything more about this kiosk removal? Is anyone going to miss the phone box (as opposed to the phone inside) if it’s removed? These old red kiosks have a rich heritage and can have another life and perhaps even help save one. Some are used as little community or micro libraries.
I’ve emailed BT payphones (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request the current status.
I’d love to hear your thoughts, please do leave a comment below.