There’s only one way to properly cheer me up these days… take me to a phone box…

by Katie Anderson

Site visit to Wigtown this week. It was a bit of a blur. If I’m honest I spent most of the morning trotting after Adrian (the book festival organiser), carrying half a mug of coffee around the town – it was probably the best way to get introduced to the sort of essence of what will be the festival in a few weeks time. I managed to fit in a few phone boxes too. Bladnoch – now also known as the BEST phone box I have seen in an Aaagee. I’m in love. And Causeway End – about the most rurally sited phone box I have found on more recent explorations locally. The door is held shut with a big round stone, the poster inside informs anyone who notices that it too has been snatched up by the community council before it could be spirited away by BT. But, I don’t want to give to much away – needless to say, I’m much more excited about my project’s relocation to Wigtown for ten days as part of the annual Wigtown Book Festival (if you haven’t heard of it you really probably should have done…) There is plenty of work to be done! DSC_0978

 

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Causeway End Box - in the process of a loving restoration, note the new door!

Causeway End Box – in the process of a loving restoration, note the new door!

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