Dronfield Civic Society has adopted two of the town’s telephone kiosks from BT. The old red K6 boxes, which are a part of our heritage had become very neglected. Now, thanks to the efforts of David Hallam and Robert Hardcastle, the Eye-Sores have been returned to Icons.
Each kiosk took about 36 hours of hard graft to remove layers of old paint before being undercoated and restored to the original red. Details like the gold crown also got a make-over.
Current plans are simply to retain the boxes as heritage features. Robert and David were interviewed about the kiosks and the work of DCS for the ‘Love Where You Live’ feature on the Rony Robinson show for Radio Sheffield.