Monday, 30 July 2012

Telephone kiosk outside Jersey Pearl

Telephone kiosk outside Jersey Pearl at Les Laveurs, St Ouen.

Since 2000 almost all variations of telephone kiosks have been replaced by the present Jersey Telecom Limited standard kiosk. It is an anodized aluminium design finished in all yellow. Manufactured by Prosider S.P.A. of Ravenna, Italy, it is slightly wider than previous designs, this being to enable easier access by wheelchair users. To further facilitate this access the kiosk is installed on a flat stainless steel plate with anti-slip patterning.

Information culled from "A History of the Telephone Kiosk in Jersey" by Graeme Marett [PDF file].

A contribution to Mellow Yellow Monday.


Kate said...

Interesting that you folks are getting new telephone "booths" since ours are disappearing for our landscape across the nation. I'd be hard=pressed to find one anywhere in our city. The new color on yours really stands out yet I'd prefer the old red color.

joy said...

Wow, good to see that telephone booths are still around with new colors:) Dropping by from MYM.

Liz said...

I seldom see these booths nowadays. Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC
Liz @ YACB

Leah H. said...

Cool looking telephone booth in Yellow!

Visiting for MYM- hope you can stop by..

Tito Eric said...

I read a book about a book club with Channel Islands as the backdrop! Excellent capture of the phone booth!


Cheers ... visiting from MYM!

Judy said...

I am surprised that they are still building phone kiosks! Here, so many people have cell phones that the free standing pay phones are being vandalized to death...