Red phone box given new life as community swap box
- Credit: Courtesy of Keith Morris
A disused red phone box has been transformed in a village swap box for sharing books and DVDs.
The phone box near the school in Ashwellthorpe Road, in Wreningham, has been renovated and repainted, with new glass and signs as well as a mosaic floor.
It was bought from BT last year by Wreningham Parish Council and villagers were asked what they wanted it turned into.
A free library was the most popular answer and councillor Keith Morris gathered together a group of villagers to put the plan into action.
Hughie Glaves and Noel Course renovated and repainted the box, David Minns helped to improve the surrounding landscaping, Andrew Moore built new shelves and the stylish mosaic floor was expertly created by Jo Billham.
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The swap box officially opened on September 7. Residents are welcome to take books and DVDs for free and leave others in their place.
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