Restoration of the iconic telephone box outside Wanstead Station

IMG_2831The phone box before the restoration

Following the involvement of Redbridge Council, the restoration of the iconic red telephone box outside Wanstead Station has been undertaken by BT.

Wanstead Park Councillor Sheila Bain said: “I’ve been working with BT over the last few months on the refurbishment of the telephone box. It is protected as a Grade 2 listed structure and BT has a responsibility to maintain it as the owners. The door had been removed for safety reasons and there was some delay in being able to get a replacement, which is now installed.  All the missing glass has been replaced and there is a working phone. A fresh coat of paint will be applied in the Spring.”