This might sound as ridiculous news item, but it illustrates how technical progress affects villages and their traditional look.

We all know that rapid development of mobile telephony badly affected business of fixed line telephony, including the booths in the streets we once used for making calls while not at home or in the office. Now, when everyone uses mobile phones, it gets too expensive for phone companies to maintain public phones that nobody really uses.

However, red phone box is an important brand for UK. It brings charm to cities, towns and villages. Without them, British settlements lose part of their Britishness.

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