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Faversham Police Box

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

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policeboxnut

Apr 09, 2006, 11:24 am Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:14 pm by Scarfwearer
Does anyone know what this is?? It looks like a variation on a theme police box type styley but I can't be sure that it isn't just a security hut. Thoughts and opinions please!!!!
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Incidentally sorry the picture's a bit large - can't get the hang of this resizing lark. Bit of help there wouldn't go amiss!!

Modified picture size - Purple
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ironageman

Jun 27, 2006, 03:51 pm #1 Last Edit: Jan 20, 2010, 10:28 pm by scarfwearer
About the Isle of Wight electric-thing-that-looks-like-a-police-box... is this it?
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policeboxnut

Apr 09, 2006, 11:46 am #2 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:09 pm by scarfwearer
thanks for that purple - i have no idea
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chrisrowand

Apr 09, 2006, 04:43 pm #3 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:09 pm by scarfwearer
Could it be a sentry box?

Mark

Apr 09, 2006, 05:43 pm #4 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:09 pm by scarfwearer
It's at a place called Faversham Creek, supposedly it is a police box, but I've no idea as to where it originated

Zev

Apr 10, 2006, 12:18 pm #5 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:09 pm by scarfwearer
Heh, for some reason it makes me think of the Jade Pagoda. Hmm, now there's a project... ;)

policeboxnut

Apr 10, 2006, 12:32 pm #6 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:10 pm by scarfwearer
It's been sitting there for donkeys yonks - I wasn't sure if it could be a police box because of the immense regional variation and I would have thought that any boxes in Fav would have been Metropolitan ones. A mystery.....
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ironageman

Apr 10, 2006, 04:25 pm #7 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:10 pm by scarfwearer
Hmm... I've seen it described both as a Tardis / police box and as a 'police type security box.' It does look a forbidding sort of thing, but maybe that's just because of the colour it's been painted.

Has it got a telephone door anywhere, or one of those Ericsson speaker-phone things, as a 'police public call box' would have? And what's it made of? It looks cast, which would imply that several at least were made.

Any chance of a picture of the 'hidden' sides?
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Mark

Apr 11, 2006, 12:12 am #8 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:10 pm by scarfwearer
That said Ironage, I still haven't found the phone panel in the Scarborogh police box!

ironageman

Apr 11, 2006, 05:49 pm #9 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:10 pm by scarfwearer
Fair point (or: 'it's a fair cop'). I suppose it all depends how you define a police box. Is a brick-built shelter used by military police a 'police box'? ...How about a railway police or traffic police signal box? ...Am I just wittering on irrelevantly now?
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policeboxnut

Apr 12, 2006, 07:17 am #10 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:10 pm by scarfwearer
The next time I'm down that way I'll take some more pics - it has a door on the side you can't see, oddly painted black. Couldn't see a phone panel or any evidence of sign boxes and from what I could tell it looked like what should have been the lamp housing had always been a concrete ball. Still, if it is a police box that will make my year to think there's one in my town!!!
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policeboxnut

Apr 27, 2006, 05:02 pm #11 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:11 pm by scarfwearer
Incidentally, I was with some friends the other night and they told me there was a police box in Godshill on the Isle of Wight!! They didn't say what sort or anything but it wasn't a police post (I found that much out) so has anybody else heard of this???
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purpleblancmange

Apr 27, 2006, 05:39 pm #12 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:11 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: policeboxnut board=policebox thread=1144581854 post=1146157347Incidentally, I was with some friends the other night and they told me there was a police box in Godshill on the Isle of Wight!! They didn't say what sort or anything but it wasn't a police post (I found that much out) so has anybody else heard of this???


There were no Police Boxes on the Isle of Wight when I lived there for 27 years, though rather mysteriously, there was a red Police Box outside the fire station in Newport for one afternoon and I never got to the bottom of that one, my family saw it - as did my mates.... it was there at lunch time, but not there at tea time!  Wonder where it went... maybe it really was the TARDIS... on an off day. 

There could be a replica though, next time I'm there, I'll have a look.  Godshill isn't that big a place.

ironageman

Apr 27, 2006, 06:05 pm #13 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:11 pm by scarfwearer
I think I know (roughly) what this one is - it's some sort of very old cast-iron box to do with early street lighting. It looks very police-box-ish but says something about an electrical company on one side of it.

[edit:] But - see below...
leonard cohen  1934-2016  standing by the window where the light is strong

policeboxnut

Apr 30, 2006, 12:56 pm #14 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:11 pm by scarfwearer
i've just taken some pics of the Faversham Creek box - i'll post them tomorrow while I'm at work. Tried logging on to photobucket on my phone and pasting the pics across but it didn't work - so watch this space!!!
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