PHONE BOX TO NIGHT CLUB!
A TOWN has turned its traditional red re phone box into a tiny nightclub – complete with music system, glitter ball and lighting.
Instead of making phone calls, the kiosk in Fore Street in Kingsbridge, Devon, plays records including Blondie’s Hanging On The Telephone and Telephone Line Light Orchestra.
The 8ft 3in-tall box became the 5,000th to be adopted from BT when Kingsbridge Town Council took ownership of it.
Only one person – or two at a squeeze – can fit into the kiosk, which has stood in Fore Street for 60 years.
Councillor Chris Povey said: “This red phone box is an important part of Kingsbridge’s heritage and we were determined to keep it, but we also wanted to do something different with it – something eye-catching – so we came up with making it the world’s smallest nightclub.
“Very importantly, it will also help raise funds for a Kingsbridge charity, which provides a vital service for the local community.”
The most common uses for phone boxes in BT’s Adopt A Kiosk scheme are art galleries, notice and information boards, book exchanges and to house defibrillator equipment.