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In my area there are a lot of old phone boxes. The box is still there, sometimes the phone is still inside too, but they are non-functional. (How) should this info be added?

asked 25 Aug '14, 09:29

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There are the disused namespace and the abandoned namespace.

Depending on the situation either choose the tag disused:amenity=telephone or abandoned:amenity=telephone.

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answered 25 Aug '14, 09:48

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Disused is what I'm after, thanks!

(25 Aug '14, 10:18) u003f

If is decommissioned, an off topic answer would be to put some books into it. so it becomes amenity=library : name= used_book_exchange : old_phone_box=yes for more info Google "phone box libraries" legally the council should buy the box off BT. but as they cost a bit to remove some have been sold to the council for a £1. You will find some contacts when you Google. I have seen three in Cambridgeshire,at Upwood, Granchester and this one in Hemmingford

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answered 25 Aug '14, 10:54

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edited 26 Aug '14, 09:55

That's truly excellent. Do you have any pix?- I'm very tempted to do the same with ours.

(26 Aug '14, 09:35) u003f

jpegs not working so see edit

(26 Aug '14, 09:51) andy mackey

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