Green Telephone Kiosk

Situated near to Boulter’s Lock and the nearby Ray Mill Island is the Boulter’s telephone Kiosk.

Green Telephone Kiosk

This kiosk was installed on this site in 1926, the year Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II was born, and remained here until 1979 when the Post Office found it uneconomical to maintain as it was in a state of needing tremendous restoration. It was privately purchased and moved back to this location, restored to its present state.

Because of its position on the lock it was one of the few boxes in the country that was allowed to be painted green instead of red on aesthetic grounds.

Today there are less than 50 green telephone kiosks that can be found in the British Isles, and even fewer as old as this one. One, however, is preserved in the Post Office Museum.

4 Comments CherryPie on Jul 5th 2022

4 Responses to “The Boulter’s Lock Telephone Kiosk”

  1. Ayush says:

    it does look good with the fresh coat of green paint, CP.

  2. Hels says:

    You noted that today there are less than 50 green telephone kiosks that can be found in the British Isles. But I imagine that there are far fewer red telephone kiosks as well.

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