So, it seems that technical progress forces British brand to extinct? Thankfully, not quite. We got this news from a place called Bergh Apton, but we think other villages will follow their example and familiar red boxes will continue to please our eyesight in the future all around UK. The solution is actually simple and sounds like a win-win situation for both telephony companies and local authorities concerned about losing part of the charm of "good old times".

British Telecom had planned to take the box [situated on Sunnyside of the village] away in November but offered it to the Parish as a landmark. The phone equipment will be removed but thanks to the Parish Council it will remain in place.

The Phone Box on Sunnyside has been purchased by the Parish Council for £1.