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The Chronicles of the
Phone
Box

The worldwide recognised red phone box is one of the most iconic assets from England, together with Fish and Chips and Queen Elizabeth. In this interactive piece we run through the most different ones since the 1920s until the current one that can still be seen and used all over the UK. Enjoy!

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1920s
RAC
'Hudlass'
Box

Created by the Royal Automobile club to help protect its patrolmen from bad weather

100 installed
0 remaining
1922
Kiosk
N°1
MK 235

Similar to the Mk 234, but with ornamental metalwork and finial. Also fitted with metal framed windows rather than wood.

6,300 installed
5 remaining
1927
AA
Sentry
Box

Built from timber and again used to offer shelter for patrolmen, this was first introduced in 1927, and by WW2 there were over 600 boxes installed. Only 19 remain today.

1,000 installed
19 remaining
1929
Police
Box

More immediately indentifiable as the Tardis from Doctor Who, this was created so officers could keep in touch with their station.

1,000 installed
11 remaining
1930
Kiosk
N°4

An upgraded version of the K2, the K4 includes a post box and stamp machine, functioning as an automated, smaller post office. Only 5 remain and they're all Grade 2 listed now.

50 installed
5 remaining
1930s
RAC
Sentry
Box

Made from timber, its bright blue colour is immediately noticeable. The door also splits into two horizontally, so the top can open and the bottom stay closed.

500 installed
0 remaining
1936
Kiosk
N°6

Another staple red kiosk, the K6 was created by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the coronation of King George V. Over 11,000 remain the UK!

60,000 installed
10,700 remaining
1996
Kiosk
KX100
Plus

Introduced in 1996 and still commonly found today, the KX100 Plus was created. Some including internet potential with wi-fi becoming prevelant.

5,000 installed
5,000 remaining