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Started by dr hue, Mar 03, 2021, 01:15 pm

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dr hue

Mar 03, 2021, 01:15 pm Last Edit: Mar 03, 2021, 01:22 pm by dr hue
I've so far only managed to find 5 "City of London Police" Boxes on the 1950s map and tried to bring all the information, plus more detailed images, together in one place and include links to previous box mentions in the "Posts" sections.


According to scotlandspeople.gov.uk

City of London Police box c 1930 built by the Carron Company, Falkirk. They made the first 500 K6 phone boxes as well as pillar boxes
and the Edinburgh Police Boxes.


According to John Bunker from his book "The Rise and Fall of the Police Box":

"In the late 1930s the City of London police erected a few large kiosk type boxes of sheet steel.
They were painted green and had an amber flashing light similar to those in use on their pillers."


Boxes numbered as per 1939 Survey:

https://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=3866.msg44995#msg44995



1950s Map showing only Boxes  with City of London Boundary after 1994:


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Note, does not show City of London Posts

Green Box colour:


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No. 3 Aldgate High Street

Location 51.514288, -0.074592


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https://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=6699



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No. 7 South Place


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Location 51.519185, -0.087537

https://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=6685

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West Smithfield

No. 10

Location 51.518845, -0.101066

Pathé 1956:

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https://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=6686.0


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No. 16 Blackfriers Station




Location 51.51134, -0.104177

Pool of London 1951

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Pathe Clip:

https://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=4964.msg83028#msg83028


Blackfriars-map.png


https://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=3875.0


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No. 18 Fishmongers' Hall


Location 51.509547, -0.087338


Note that Box number 18 is clearly visible on the door.


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https://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=6676.0



The return of the "City of London" Box

https://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=10791.0

Angelus Lupus

Y'know.. that's a really nice design! The lamp even looks like a modern solar garden light!
A mixed-up non-conformist, trying to fit in.