Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Google Maps Link
Big thanks to NOMADCOWATBK for this one.
+441789263588, Riverside Car Park, Rear of Leisure Centre, Bridge Way, Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 6YY
+441789266107, Outside the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) Theatre, Waterside, Stratford on Avon, CV37 6BB
+442079319436, Opposite Ticket Office, British Rail Customer Services, Victoria Station, London, SW1V 1JU
Friday, 21 May 2010
If you have a BlackBerry, then here's an easy way for you to send me your own pictures of payphones. It's easy when out and out about, you see a payphone, snap it with your BlackBerry and forward it straight from your device to my own BB pin:20f92265 along with the payphone's number and location if possible. I can then have it on the site within moments.
The attached pictures include:
- The booth from the famous cartoon
- The coin-substitute stuff extracted from coin payphones
The pictures are from different Russian websites, but I hope to go
hunting for my own payphone pics and numbers one day soon.
Sent in by Alexander Nevzorov
Thursday, 20 May 2010
Hello, I visited your website http://www.payphone.org.uk/ and decided to submit my pictures of phone booths in Russia (made by me with my cellphone, sorry for the quality and no number ). As you know phone booths are often vandalized, and I have a story about one witty vandalism. As you walk into a booth you see a message: "look at the left". You look at the left wall and see "look up". you look at the ceiling and see: "Are you here to make a phone call or to shake your head?"
The other story is about one kind of weird phone construction. The one with a large round button to answer. so, even if you pay, you can't answer the person you call, before you press it though you still can hear him. One day I invited 2 German friend to my place and gave them my home phone number (we didn't have mobiles then). And in the evening somebody called me. I picked up the phone. All I heard was the silence. The same happened again and again. I knew that supposed to be my friends, but why didn't they talk? Then I suddenly thought about that construction and when they had called me again, I said "press the round button to answer". and... They answered. Thank God I knew about that construction. If I didn't they would have called me many times before they changed the booth or asked someone about that kind of stuff.
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Well another site development! It now has an email newsletter. Sending out site updates whenever anything new appears on the site. The service is provided by FeedBurner and to join please follow this link and enter your email address. You will need to confirm subscription by clicking a link that you'll receive by email. There's alos a subscribe box off to the right side of the page.
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
This payphone also featured in a Smart Car advertising campaign, site post here.
Sunday, 16 May 2010
Just updating this entry. I have bought myself a great new camera (Sony's HX5), with a cool panoramic function. Here's some shots I took of this my local payphone. It has since been repaired since the pictures were taken (above).
Vandalised in the middle of this forest popular with stayvacators of the United Kingdom. Wonder when it was last used for a phone call.
Elveden Forest makes up a small area of Thetford Forest near the town of Brandon, Suffolk, England. It is east of the B1106 and is occupied by a Center Parcs Holiday village. It is named after the nearby village of Elveden.
Contributed by Paul Edwards