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A Brighton Police Box... that still exists!

Started by dalethetimelord, Jul 30, 2007, 09:59 pm

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dalethetimelord

Jul 30, 2007, 09:59 pm Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:22 pm by Scarfwearer
Photo's to follow shortly, but this evening I found the last (very probably last, anyway) standing ,but now heavily modified, Brighton Police Box.  It's a large brick structure, and apart from the Police here who can identify it, there's one remaining feature that gives it away... what remains of the "Pull To Open" little window to get at the telephone.

You can see where the box was extended at some point to add about half as much space on again, (creating what is now an eco-friendly Building Contractor's office) as the bricks suddenly turn lighter in a vertical line, and the extension has windows etc.

Will be going back with the digital camera in daylight to get some snaps of what seems to be the last standing remnant of the Brighton Police Telephone Boxes...

dalethetimelord

Jan 13, 2008, 12:50 pm #1 Last Edit: Jan 20, 2010, 10:52 pm by scarfwearer
What were you expecting, the Yardley-Jones prop and an infinitely big interior?  It's still a Police Box as demonstrated by the reason these boxes were built, and they're too small to be a substation or station.

davewho7

Jul 31, 2007, 07:15 pm #2 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:20 pm by scarfwearer
hi dale, is it the one under the lewes road viaduct.

dalethetimelord

Jul 31, 2007, 09:19 pm #3 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:20 pm by scarfwearer
Smarty-pants! ;D

davewho7

Aug 02, 2007, 02:30 pm #4 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:20 pm by scarfwearer
Ha!. only because i used to live in brighton and work behind the police shop at the industial estate behind.

davewho7

Aug 02, 2007, 02:31 pm #5 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:21 pm by scarfwearer
do i get karma points for knowing the where abouts ;D

dalethetimelord

Aug 02, 2007, 07:53 pm #6 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:21 pm by scarfwearer
Ah, go on then. lol!!!

davewho7

Aug 04, 2007, 07:47 pm #7 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:21 pm by scarfwearer
Ahh, thanks,


dalethetimelord

Jan 12, 2008, 06:27 pm #9 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:21 pm by scarfwearer
sorry fella, that link no worky...

DoctorWho8

Jan 12, 2008, 07:05 pm #10 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:21 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: admin board=policebox thread=1185832765 post=1200162479sorry fella, that link no worky...


There is a space in the middle of brighton that messed up the URL.  Here's a tiny link version. http://tinyurl.com/2ggsod
There are no pictures and speaks of it as a building.
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

chriskingbees

Jan 12, 2008, 08:11 pm #11 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:23 pm by Scarfwearer
This is the picture with the article

brightonpolicebox.jpg

KB

DoctorWho8

Jan 13, 2008, 12:21 am #12 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:22 pm by scarfwearer
How odd.  The picture does not show up on the article for me.  Maybe the site doesn't like Firefox.  But it does show it's an actual building, not an actual box.
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

Dalekoracle

Meanwhile, in Brighton, in the early 1970's....

https://youtu.be/BOlkKTvSf34

check out 45 to 57 seconds.

It's Blue and Boxy. But there the similarity ends.

Mark

fivefingeredstyre

I was walking past that spot the other day :D