National Payphone Museum, K8, Worcestershire, B60 4JR
Date of visit: 12th Sept 2020
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
K8 was introduced in 1968 designed by Bruce Martin. It was used primarily for new sites; around 11000 were installed, replacing earlier models only when they needed relocating or had been damaged beyond repair. The K8 retained a red colour scheme, but it was a different shade of red: a slightly brighter “Poppy Red”, which went on to be the standard colour across all kiosks.
The K8 featured a single large glass panel on two sides and the door. While improving visibility and illumination inside the box, these were vulnerable to damage. There were two versions – the Mk1 and the Mk2 – with the most visible difference being in the detail of the roof and the surround of the ‘TELEPHONE’ opals.
Avoncroft Museum, home of the National Telephone Kiosk Collection
If you are interested in telephone kiosks, old telephones or telephone exchanges then a trip to the National Telephone Kiosk Collection at the Avoncroft Museum in Bromsgrove is well worth a visit.
Unfortunately due to restriction of Covid 19 all the kiosks were locked up and access limited, sorry for the poor images at this time.
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Location – UK Postcode B60 4JR
Location – OS Grid Ref: 395286, 268470
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.314319, -2.070569
Location – Northing / Westing 52°18’51.5″N 2°04’14.0″W