I’m starting to get a bit obsessed by phone boxes. Every time I see one in the street it’s like a little technological relic that’s still clinging on, like a record player or a typewriter. It’s especially pleasing to find one that’s out of the ordinary. This type, the 7A, was known as the “Oakham” because it looked like a tin of Old Oak Ham. It was commonly installed in areas where vandalism was common, and a proper phone box wouldn’t last. I found it on Fender Way in Beechwood, Wirral.
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