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Started by domvar, Sep 17, 2011, 08:57 am

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domvar

woop found another one, bit knackered, is undergoing restoration at Coventry transport museum

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ctmimages/4007410213/in/photostream/

Mark

Nice find Dom.

That is exactly the same as the one I had, although mine was beyond repair.  :'(

domvar

Do you know where yours came from ?

Do you still have any of the parts ?

Mark

It was a Coventry City Police box. The only thing I have left is the base of the lamp which still has a bit of grille on it and the amber lens.

I did also get an original police cape from the same era which I intended to display within the box when restored.

Still makes me sad and a little annoyed.

domvar


mobius

I wonder how many UK police officers are Whovians and get a little thrill whenever they have occasion to use a call box. someone kindly take a poll. any bobbys on this board?
It's always a matter of time...

Mark

I was a Special Constable for a number of years and after all the training etc we had to pick which division we would prefer to be posted at. I selected Central primarily because I knew the Town Hall box was under that division.

Have to say I was always thrilled to use the box (and often called in even if I had no reason to  ;D) and when I left I kept a copy of the key!

Although the Sheffield Police Box is green it did share the TARDIS inward opening door so if I'm absolutely honest I may have done "Doctor Who style entrances and exits" on a number of occasions  :-[ lol

mikey

Mar 29, 2020, 11:59 am #22 Last Edit: Mar 29, 2020, 12:47 pm by mikey
Restored Coventry police box. Sadly without glass in the windows, no lamp and an oddly modern phone outside the cubby hole/phone cupboard.

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"In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."

fivefingeredstyre

Love the box, but I love that Triumph 2000 police car as well!

BoundryHopper

The status of these two is now unknown as they have gone.

Survivor 03) Garden in Sidcup, Greater London (MP) - PA3 - Location Unknown - Status Last Photographed mid-2000s
Survivor 04) Garden in Sidcup, Greater London (MP) - PA3 - Location Unknown - Status Last Photographed mid-2000s

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Google Street View

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Rassilons Rod

Quote from: mikey on Mar 29, 2020, 11:59 amRestored Coventry police box. Sadly without glass in the windows, no lamp and an oddly modern phone outside the cubby hole/phone cupboard.

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The telephone looks to me like an information point, you just listen to the info about the exhibit.
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

Volpone

Someone might be able to enhance the image (or at least enhance the higher resolution on I assume is out there) to read the sign.  Without going into...scratch that.  Between reading glasses and a magnifying glass, I would bet good money the sign says:

POLICE TELEPHONE

FREE FOR USE OF
    PUBLIC

  OFFICERS AND
CARS RESPOND TO
 URGENT CALLS
________________

    PLEASE
   PICK UP
  THE PHONE

...no "PULL TO OPEN."  Which makes me think the external phone is actually part of the structure (at least at the time it was brought to the museum.  It may have had a different phone at some earlier point). 

"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.