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Overstand telephone box rings in the changes after being transformed into information hub

PUBLISHED: 11:51 20 July 2013

Eric Vickers, chairman of the parish council, and Joan Mapperley, parish clerk, put the final touches to the Overstrand phone box which has been transformed into an information point.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Eric Vickers, chairman of the parish council, and Joan Mapperley, parish clerk, put the final touches to the Overstrand phone box which has been transformed into an information point. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2013

A dilapidated phone box has been given a new lease of life as a tourist information point.

The faded call box in Overstrand has undergone a makeover – with leaflet racks, a noticeboard and information panels replacing its tatty telephone – and has been moved from its former home in Paul’s Lane to a prime location in the village. It now sits beside a village map, noticeboard and plaques detailing Overstrand’s history and local attractions.

Bruce Stratton, who spearheaded the project after the box was bought for £1 by the parish council, said: “I should think everyone’s delighted with their investment because it’s turned it into a useful, functional information point.

“It has also tidied up a corner of the village and it will become quite a focal point.”

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb is set to officially open the new-look phone box at 3pm today.

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