Big thanks to Robin Torrie who last week stripped the crowns. This really allows the detail of the crowns to be seen. Originally, these would have been golden – either gilded or painted. I was out today giving the bare … Continue reading
A bit more work during the week, and today with Tim, sanding the old paint back and preparing the surface for painting. Robin said he’ll have a go at stripping the paint from the four crowns, these will probably … Continue reading
A pretty decent mortice lock has been installed by Maclaren Locksmiths, Bridge Street. They modified a standard lock to fit within the narrow door rail. A couple of other additional security measures will be implemented at a later date, … Continue reading
Here’s an idea suggested by Charles Saywell (a member of Porty Dads) – “Growing tomatoes – a possible use for the telephone box? We saw this when we went to the World Stone Skimming Championships on the Isle of Easdale … Continue reading
Many thanks to Geoff his boys and Tim for lending a hand today. All the plastic and remnant glass panes were removed, the residual sealant mostly removed and the outside had an initial sanding. It was a beautiful, sunny Saturday morning with lots of people passing on the way to the shops and stopping to chat and ask about the project. A couple were concerned that we were dismantling it to remove the kiosk but very pleased to hear that the kiosk is staying.
A local photographer has hung a photograph on the inside wall of the kiosk… guerilla art?
Weather permitting I’m hoping to start some preparation on the inside/outside of the phone box this weekend. If anyone is around to help -probably Saturday morning – please drop me a line and we’ll arrange to meet up. Thanks.