Where is this?

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ColinL
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Where is this?

Postby ColinL » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:33 pm

This is an old telephone box but do you know where in the town?


https://photos.app.goo.gl/FyumGEYVZieK71PM7

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Derek Jempson
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Re: Where is this?

Postby Derek Jempson » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:28 am

Inside the old Cambridge Road post office?

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ColinL
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Re: Where is this?

Postby ColinL » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:42 pm

Not in the old PO

whiffler
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Re: Where is this?

Postby whiffler » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:30 pm

Town Hall ?

Is the 'balloon/fungi' wallpaper a bit modern (and a reflection?), certainly more so than the door.

A station building ?

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ColinL
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Re: Where is this?

Postby ColinL » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:44 pm

The building is open to the public and this useful little facility was what people needed in the days before mobile phones!

I could not get in a suitable position to avoid the wallpaper

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Re: Where is this?

Postby whiffler » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:56 am

White Rock Pavilion ?

The pier ?

A pub/hotel ?

Any hospital still around that might suit ?

Incoming calls only is not close to mobile phones ... more that you are known to be there, and a call can be switched internally to you - otherwise not any use even to receive.

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ColinL
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Re: Where is this?

Postby ColinL » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:06 pm

Whiffler has sussed out the clues and options and in particular with the White Rock Pavilion suggestion is as close to give the answer.

It is in the lobby of the White Rock Hotel. Guests will have sent postcards to friends/relatives asking them to ring at a given time and they would have waited for the call.

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Richard
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Re: Where is this?

Postby Richard » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:01 pm

The White Rock 'incoming only' telephone system is a bit of a time-warp.
Not sure what date that system lasted from or until.
The wallpaper is outdated but certain decorative fashions come around again.
Avocado bathroom suites perhaps not!


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