Letter of the week Phonebox fury
THERE has been correspondence in your pages on the disappearance of metal signposts, but I’m equally concerned over the loss of red telephone boxes. My car recently broke down and I discovered that I had forgotten my mobile phone. I had to walk a considerable distance, passing a closed-down pub, before finding a phonebox. Inside was a notice stating that it was due to be closed because of under-use.
Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s creation became an icon of British design, but appears to have no protection. I appreciate that BT has to make a profit, but surely there should be an element of public service? Not everyone has a mobile and some don’t have a telephone at all, so public ones could be essential for those needing the police, fire or ambulance services. John Davies, Manchester
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