First it was the Fishergate Bollard, and now Twitter has a new famous Preston face.Advertisement
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.
Not sure youve got my best side , but they definitely got yours https://t.co/iSbse1z1RG
— Telephoneboxes (@Prestonphonebox) August 26, 2016
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’.
Whos unstable only @FishergateBllrd has trouble standing up , ive managed it longer than youve been alive at a guess https://t.co/G30kDgbjKH
— Telephoneboxes (@Prestonphonebox) August 28, 2016
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.