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British Road Phone Truck
« on: October 01, 2020, 12:58:17 PM »
British Road Phone Truck

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Re: British Road Phone Truck
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2020, 01:19:21 PM »
wow...

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Re: British Road Phone Truck
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2020, 01:23:40 PM »
That's interesting.

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Re: British Road Phone Truck
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2020, 02:26:32 PM »
Looks like an Ice Cream truck selling bananas. lol

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Re: British Road Phone Truck
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2020, 05:29:21 PM »
How bizarre. I recognise the colourway, and the text font logo but have never seen such a thing.
Am guessing the giant handset moves down onto a giant phone which could be seen from a rear view.

Where was this? And why?
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Re: British Road Phone Truck
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2020, 05:42:04 PM »
My guess would be that these trucks were parked at various event venues where public payphones were in short supply to provide a profit-making service to people who wanted to make phone calls.

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Re: British Road Phone Truck
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2020, 06:13:27 PM »
The Roadphone was used as BT publicity at outdoor events such as county shows. It also housed several payphones for public use. It's possibly the largest telephone handset in Britain.

http://www.samhallas.co.uk/museums/milton_keynes_2.htm

http://www.lightstraw.co.uk/ate/tec/cemk/roadphone1.html

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Re: British Road Phone Truck
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2020, 06:19:18 PM »
So it has payphones inside? One heck of a way to say phone here..
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Re: British Road Phone Truck
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2020, 06:34:48 PM »
The Roadphone was used as BT publicity at outdoor events such as county shows. It also housed several payphones for public use. It's possibly the largest telephone handset in Britain.

http://www.samhallas.co.uk/museums/milton_keynes_2.htm

http://www.lightstraw.co.uk/ate/tec/cemk/roadphone1.html

Thanks for the links Owain, That give us a better prospective of the truck.

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Re: British Road Phone Truck
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2020, 06:45:05 PM »
Thanks Owain.
We get to see the rear view too (screenshot courtesy of link two above):
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Re: British Road Phone Truck
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2020, 07:08:04 AM »
"A working phone"! Really? It would be tough to hold that handset or I guess you could lay it down and walk from end to end to listen or speak.
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