The red telephone boxes that can be found on every street corner are rarely used for their intended purpose, I mean it is 2012 and 99.99% of people own mobile phones. They are now more popularly used as advertising devices and canvases for graffiti artists.
However, they still remain a fond British symbol, with the red paint making them stand out even on the dreariest of British days.
The first phone box was built in 1920 and was made of concrete! Few of these remain to this day, however there is a impressive example in Kingston-Upon-Hull which is still used to this day!
Although the numbers of telephones boxes are dropping year by year, they are still a popular sight on the roads of Britain and they may still be for many years to come.
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