FCF AA BOX Challenge 2019-Just Jersey left!

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Re: FCF AA BOX Challenge 2019-Just Jersey left!

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daviemck2006 wrote:
21 Sep 2020, 00:09
I'm wondering if I need to go for a holiday in Jersey and hire a car which must be a citroen lol
Well Davie no one has set foot in Jersey since at least May 24th 2016 when the thread started so its well overdue a visit :-D

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24 Jul 2019, 00:06
Yes we await a post from an FCF Member with an original photograph of the Trinity Box on Jersey to complete the challenge. In the meantime, I have discovered a few paragraphs from a study of the history of the telephone Kiosk in Jersey posted up in the "What do you know about Jersey?" thread, link below...
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"Finally, there is a single example of a preserved AA Box, No. 687 (figure 20), located opposite Trinity Church. This box is constructed from hardwood and when in use it contained a telephone to connect to the AA emergency switchboard. These boxes were often fitted with subscriber type coin collecting boxes, although earlier some simply contained a single telephone that was connected via a private circuit directly to the AA offices. Access was only available to AA members, who were provided with a Yale type key to enable access. Originally a number of these boxes were installed around the island during 1953 including number 686 at St Ouen’s Bay, at Gorey on the corner of Rue a Don and Gorey Village, and at St John near the church. Some of these were replaced by steel pillar style telephone mounts starting in February 1977. This latter type became favoured by the AA needing lower maintenance before being finally abandoned by the organization in 2002 because of the rise in mobile telephone usage by motorists. The Trinity box was saved as a result of a campaign by local residents in April 1988.
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Ah yes, the AA box key - wonder what happened to mine? :?

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Important AA Box related news on the BBC:

One of Britain's last AA telephone boxes saved.

"I soon learnt there are only a handful of AA boxes left in their original locations across the country, so when I realised this one hadn't been listed, I wrote to Cadw straight away," he said.

His actions led to a review by Cadw, and now Box 161 has been granted Grade II-listed status."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-54585748

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Re: FCF AA BOX Challenge 2019-Just Jersey left!

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21 AA? where have you dug up the other 2 from? Boxes in peoples gardens/ or Museums? Original Roadside Locations are the only ones that count in the challenge!

Box 161 at Nantyffin Crickhowell has been called at by 2 of the FCF faithful so far....
red_dwarfers wrote:
26 Sep 2017, 22:05
I forgot to upload this when I visited Wales a few weeks back!
Box 161

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eifion wrote:
22 Sep 2018, 21:33
Red_dwarfers has already beaten me to this one, but I passed 161 Nantyffin today so stopped to take a pic, even though the weather was awful.



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However, this was just a practice run for...
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