Books in a telephone box – an awesome response!

May 10, 2013

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Newspaper article helping promote my idea to restore and re-purpose the telephone box.

Following on from my post about my efforts to restore and re purpose Yatton’s old red telephone box I have had an awesome response.

Well over 100 likes on Facebook, some small PayPal donations and yesterday an article was published in the local newspaper.

It is clear to see from the newspaper photo the poor state of the box. It has lots of broken glass and the paint is pealing off.However  already I’ve had emails and messages from lots of people in the village offering help and support – although one good friend kindly points out that the photo in the paper makes it look like i’m steeling the books.

A letter from America
Yesterday I also received a letter from America about the project. It was from an ex villager who has fond memories of Yatton and in particular using the phone box as a teenager to arrange dates with the local girls. He has kindly sent a cheque to cover costs of paint, replacement glass and materials for the restoration. How kind!

So it looks like its starting soon. I need to order the supplies and organise a date for the work to begin.  Smashing!

 

Click here to see an update on the completed telephone box restoration.


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