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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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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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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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Can I add a new box to the list? Box 121? I was at The AA this morning, to work on an Amazon locker, and I spotted a few choice AA memorabilia I would like to share;
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Ohh! That's lovely James :D

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
19 Nov 2020, 17:37
Can I add a new box to the list? Box 121? I was at The AA this morning, to work on an Amazon locker, and I spotted a few choice AA memorabilia I would like to share;
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Excellent find!
Box 121 as indicated on the name plaque is Dotterel (which to me is a wading bird) formerly situated on the
Bridlington - Scarborough A.165 / Hunmanby (Unclassified)

I do know Hunmanby, as it does have enough red on its red church clock to have made it to the POTD Red church clocks collection.

As for the exact location of the box, I will put a task on the Trivia Investigation Team thread, and trust some old ordinance survey experts come up with the goods :-D

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Reason: Falling-over box uprighted.

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Original or current location? :D

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
19 Nov 2020, 18:56
Original or current location? :D
The original james...poser put up on the Trivia Investigation Team Thread.

I am presuming the current location is the AA HQ Fanum House Basingstoke

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PS and the Trivia Investigtion Team has come up with the goods!

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I discovered this story regarding an AA Box which is now located at Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Whisby Road, North Hykeham.

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The box itself was to be the one from Cappercleugh by St Mary's Loch, and in the process of acquiring it.
The AA's offer was formally accepted in April 2003, and transport possibilities were investigated. However, the project came to an abrupt halt when Historic Scotland applied for all remaining boxes in Scotland to have listed status, which would mean that they could not be moved. The box has since seen restoration work....

Further discussions with the AA led to the identification the box formerly at the A41 / B4451 junction at Gaydon, Warwickshire (Box No. 3), which had become surplus to the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust's requirements, and it was rapidly moved to Lincoln, arriving at the Museum at the end of May 2003.

With assistance from the AA, a retired AA archivist who provided further information about the construction and fittings, and a number of individuals who have donated or loaned items, the box has been restored to form part of a small display on the AA, and the box has been restored to carry the identity of box number 122, Caenby Corner (junction of the A15 and A631, approximately 10 miles north of Lincoln.)

Here is the original box number 3 in its original location.
A41 / B4451 junction at Gaydon, Warwickshire
A41 / B4451 junction at Gaydon, Warwickshire
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Well, I was back at The AA again today, and it turns out one of their gentlemen looks after them. He has given me some useful information (including (and I hope it works) a list of all of the Boxes they look after (although I cannot get the formatting right)).

https://www.theaa.com/resources/Documen ... o-1962.pdf

Box No. Name Location
121 Dotterell AA Fanum House, Basing View, Basingstoke
137 Porlock Lynton-Dunster A39/at Junction with Toll Road - Somerset
161 Nantyffin Brecon-Abergavenny A40/Talgarth a479 Breconshire
289 Devil's Bridge Ponterwyd-Devils Bridge A4120/ cwm Ystwyth B4574 Cardiganshire
372 Mere Corner Holmes Chapel-Hanley A50/ Sandbach A5022 Cheshire
442 Aysgarth Aysgarth-Leyburn A634/Buckden B6160 Yorkshire
456 Halfway House Exeter-Sidmouth A35/Honiton Exmouth B3180 Devonshire
472 Cambus O'May Braemar Aberdeen A93/ Strathdon A97 Aberdeen
487 Dumail Raise Keswick-Grasmere A591/at Raise House South of Thirlmere Westmoreland
504 Ardgay (Midfearn) Ardgay - At junction of A836 and B9176
530 Brancaster Well-Hunstanton A149 / Fakenham B1355 Norfolk
573 Garrowby Hill York-Driffield A166/4 1/2 mile East of York opposite entrance to Garrowby Hall
580 Boduan Pwllheli-Nefyn A497/1 mile South Junction B4354/Four Crosses Caernavarnan
723 Cappercleuch Selkirk Melfirt A708/Tweedsmuir Selkirk
746 Loch Allen Junction A940 / A939, Loch Allen, Nr. Dava, (South of Forres)
753 Glen Dye Cairn O'Mouth Banchery B974/junction Aboyne Kincardine
817 Beadnell Hamburg Alnwick B1340/ 1/4 mile north of Beadnell Northumbland

Oh, and the motorcycle on display is a Triumph model P (with an earlier sidecar).

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
24 May 2016, 18:58
How many AA Boxes are left in the Country?

19 in their original roadside locations

Here's the full list
137 Porlock, Somerset: on A39 (Dunster-Lynton) at junction with New Road
161 Nantyffin, Crickhowell, Powys: on A40 (Abergavenny-Brecon) at junction with Talgarth A479
289 Devil’s Bridge, Ceredigion: at junction with A4120 (Devil’s Bridge-Ponterwyd) and Cwmystwyth B4574
372 Mere Corner, Cheshire: on A556 at junction with A50
442 Aysgarth, North Yorkshire: on A684 (Aysgarth-Leyburn) near junction with Buckden B6160
456 Halfway House, Newton Poppleford, Devon: on A3052 (Exeter-Sidmouth) at junction with B3180
472 Cambus o’ May, Aberdeenshire: on A93 (Aberdeen-Braemar) near junction with Strathdon A97
487 Dunmail Raise, Grasmere, Cumbria: on A591 (Grasmere-Keswick) at Raise House south of Thirlmere
504 Ardgay, Highland: at junction of A836 (Bonar Bridge-Tarlogie) and B9176
530 Brancaster, Norfolk: on A149 (Hunstanton-Wells) around 300 metres west of junction with Common Lane, Brancaster Staithe
573 Garrowbay, East Riding of Yorkshire: on A166 (Driffield-York), 4.5 miles east of York, opposite entrance to Garrowby Hall
580 Boduan, Gwynedd: on A497 (Nefyn-Pwllheli) around 1 mile south of junction with B4354
631 Brachla, Highland: on A82 (Fort Augustus-Inverness) around 4 miles north of Drumnadrochit
687 Trinity, Jersey: at junction of Rue du Presbytere and Rue des Picots, Trinity
714 Threapland, Elgin, Moray: on A96 (Elgin-Fochabers) east of junction with B9103, Threapland Wood, 3.5 miles west of Fochabers
723 Cappercleuch, Borders: at St. Mary’s Loch on the A708 (Moffat-Selkirk)
746 Loch Allen, Dava, Highland: at junction of A940 and A939 (Grantown on Spey-Nairn), south of Forres
753 Glen Dye, Strachan, Aberdeenshire: between Bridge of Dye and Strachan on B974 at junction with Old Military Road
817 Beadnell, Northumberland: on B1340 (Alnwick-Bamburgh), quarter of a mile north of Beadnell
So where do the two lists differ James list has 17 on it, 16 in their original locations.

Trinity Jersey is not on James List...to be expected
687 Trinity, Jersey: at junction of Rue du Presbytere and Rue des Picots, Trinity
These two Scottish ones are missed off....
631 Brachla, Highland: on A82 (Fort Augustus-Inverness) around 4 miles north of Drumnadrochit
714 Threapland, Elgin, Moray: on A96 (Elgin-Fochabers) east of junction with B9103, Threapland Wood, 3.5 miles west of Fochabers

Here's out little video of all 18 roadside boxes in Great Britain in their original locations photographed by FCF members.....Only the Jersey Box remains for full completion...



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Reading through the email I received there are two owned by the Scottish Executive, the one on Jersey is owned by the local council, and there are others owned by museums. The ones on the list provided to me by The AA are owned and looked after by The AA.

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I thought we should be properly informed about the use of the AA boxes according to my newly aquired AA Touring Guide!! :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote:
24 Nov 2020, 17:08
I thought we should be properly informed about the use of the AA boxes according to my newly aquired AA Touring Guide!! :-D
Can you help me find this one please Mick. One of the slides from a holiday in Gairloch (Ross and Cromarty) in July 1972 presumably on the drive up. The sign to the right does say Fort William I think but couldnt make out the other signs.

July 1972 Roadside AA Box in Situ somewhere in Scotland
July 1972 Roadside AA Box in Situ somewhere in Scotland
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