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Old red phone box turned into a larder

PUBLISHED: 09:51 17 May 2020 | UPDATED: 12:40 17 May 2020

Aylsham Parish Church and Blickling Estate National Trust turned the phone box, opposite Blickling Church, into a pantry to help those who might need it during the Covid-19 outbreak. Picture: Aylsham Parish Church

Aylsham Parish Church and Blickling Estate National Trust turned the phone box, opposite Blickling Church, into a pantry to help those who might need it during the Covid-19 outbreak. Picture: Aylsham Parish Church

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A disused phone box in a Norfolk village has been turned into a free community larder during the coronavirus crisis.

Aylsham Parish Church and Blickling Estate National Trust turned the phone box, opposite Blickling Church, into a pantry to help those who might need it during the Covid-19 outbreak. Picture: Aylsham Parish ChurchAylsham Parish Church and Blickling Estate National Trust turned the phone box, opposite Blickling Church, into a pantry to help those who might need it during the Covid-19 outbreak. Picture: Aylsham Parish Church

Aylsham Parish Church and Blickling Estate National Trust turned the phone box, opposite Blickling Church, into a pantry to help those who might need it during the Covid-19 outbreak.

The Rev Jack Branford from Aylsham Parish Church said: “A few months ago we purchased the old red phone box in Blickling from BT to use as a community facility.

“Since the pandemic we have seen a hike in use at the church food bank, so we decided to turn the phone box into a larder.

“The larder has been very well used over the past few weeks, because it’s in the middle of nowhere It means people have more anonymity.

“We have had wonderful feedback from the community, one Blickling resident said it perfectly shows Blickling, the church and the community.

“This facility is here for everyone. Please do take what you need and pop anything in the phone box you would like to donate.”

As the Blickling Estate have closed it’s restaurants and cafe’s, they have been donating fresh fruit and vegetables to the Larder.

The pantry can be used by anyone who lives in the parishes that make up the Blickling Estate including Aylsham, Blickling, Itteringham, Oulton and Ingworth.

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