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Faversham Police Box

Started by policeboxnut, Apr 09, 2006, 11:24 am

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policeboxnut

May 01, 2006, 10:27 am #15 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:12 pm by scarfwearer
As promised, more piccys
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Again, sorry the pics are so large. Can someone please tell me how to resize them???
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ironageman

May 02, 2006, 03:18 pm #16 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:13 pm by scarfwearer
Hooray! nice pictures, AND - what's that to the left of the door, just under the window? Looks like a panel that's deeper than the others, and could have been made to house an external telephone... Have you a close-up of this, by any chance?
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policeboxnut

May 03, 2006, 12:24 pm #17 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:13 pm by scarfwearer
does look like it could have been a phone panel doesn't it - i'll snap some more tomorrow!!
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ironageman

May 03, 2006, 07:19 pm #18 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:13 pm by scarfwearer
Fab! and if the door's open, perhaps you could look for clues within... And was there a shelf/desk on the left inside, or is the inside as empty as it looks in the pictures?

I'd like to think that it had an exernal telephone - it looks so telephone-box-y, like a cross between the Tardis and a red kiosk... Looks like it's in nice condition too.
leonard cohen  1934-2016  standing by the window where the light is strong

domvar

Aug 18, 2011, 08:58 pm #19 Last Edit: Aug 18, 2011, 09:05 pm by domvar
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Looks like this is a police box from birchington

policeboxnut

Well, there you are ladies and gentlemen; cobnclusive proof that my little home town Faversham has its own , honest to goodness, police box!!!!!

Thank you domvar; 5 years is a long time to wait for someone to confirm what I thought; still, it was worth the wait. ;D

Now what?

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policeboxnut

Sep 15, 2011, 10:36 am #21 Last Edit: Sep 15, 2011, 10:40 am by policeboxnut
5 years on, it's a bit grubby now but still standing tall and in remarkable condition.........
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domvar

Sep 15, 2011, 06:09 pm #22 Last Edit: Sep 16, 2011, 12:40 pm by domvar
Perhaps we should do something to get it listed or protected in some way ?

I spotted this:-

To request that a building to be considered for listing or de-listing contact either of the following:

English Heritage National Programmes
1 Waterhouse Square
138-142 Holborn
London EC1N 2ST

Listing Branch
Department of Culture, Media and Sport
2-4 Cockspur Street
London SW1Y 5DH

I think we should apply for the listing of all the surviving boxes.

sevent

Mar 18, 2014, 02:16 pm #23 Last Edit: Mar 20, 2014, 11:38 am by hb88banzai
EDIT: Thread merged with previous thread on same Box.

I found this image whilst browsing the internet for pictures of Faversham, Kent. Although it's obviously not a Police-Box TARDIS it is obviously very interesting.... It is too be found at the first entrance to the industrial estate at Waterside Close on Faversham Creek, ME13 7AU (Latitude  51°19'17.98"N  -  Longtitude  0°53'39.62"E if you are interested.)

It's to be found on the route of the Saxon Shore Way in the coast of North Kent.


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The writer of the article at   http://ruthl.wordpress.com/2011/03/25/stage-38-teynham-to-faversham/   said...


"The only good thing about the detour was the strange Tardis [sic] box I came across, guarding the access to the 'private' housing area and the industrial estate. If I was Doctor Who, I would abandon the little blue box for this one."

I would love to know what this little building was originally designed to do as it obviously predates the current industrial estate by quite a few decades. Anyone know?


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Kingpin

Guesses from me:

It is a previously unknown Police Box/Shelter variant.

It's some sort of Guard House/Shack for whatever was previously on the estate.

domvar


mikey

Another pic of this type of box in Burchington on sea

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