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First the Fishergate bollard, and now Preston’s red phone boxes join Twitter

Posted on - 30th August, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre
The city's phone boxes Pic: Sonia Bashir

The city’s phone boxes Pic: Sonia Bashir

First it was the Fishergate Bollard, and now Twitter has a new famous Preston face.

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The iconic red phone boxes in Market Street has a dedicated social media feed.

After seeing ‘Billy Big Bollards’, as it brands the pithy plinth, get in on the social act it decided to follow suit.

Branding the phone boxes as ‘retired’, rather than ‘not working’, the feed is full of cheeky responses.

And Preston blogger Lily Kate France got the phone box speed dialling after posting a picture of one of her fashion shoots alongside it. And the picture ‘made my windows steam up’ said the phone box.

There’s also a Twitter war brewing between the bollard and the phone boxes, as the phone boxes have branded the bollard as ‘unstable’.

Plans for the grade-II listed phone boxes to be turned into mini retail units were approved in November 2014. However, none of them have yet to be converted.

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