Two phone boxes up for sale in Bournemouth town centre

These bright red telephone boxes are on the market at a starting price of £19,000 and are being sold through auction. 

The iconic phone boxes take pride of place on Old Christchurch Road outside the Cornish Bakehouse and Richmond Gardens Shopping Centre.

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Bournemouth Echo:

Two phone boxes are on the market on Old Christchurch Road (Rightmove).

Known as ‘K6’ red phone boxes or ‘Jubilee’ kiosks, they were introduced to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the coronation of King George V in 1935. 

The K6 was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott – around 60,000 examples were installed across Britain, which is why the K6 has become the most iconic phone box in the country.

More than 11,000 K6s remain and they are the most visible examples of the eight kiosk types.

The K6 kiosk is constructed of cast-iron sections, bolted together, standing on a concrete base it is 8’3″ high and three feet square. 

Although Historic England have listed to preserve these iconic red kiosks, many have been transformed into coffee shops, libraries, museums, bakeries, and defibrillators. 

They are being sold through online auction on 26 May through BidX1 Commercial, London.

To find out more, visit Rightmove. 

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