Welcome to the Emery Down Telephone Kiosk
The phone box...
is now a centre for Local and New Forest Information, History, Advice, Book Exchange and to purchase Fruit & Vegetables etc.
About this Telephone Kiosk
For many years the only telephone in the village of Emery Down, was located within an old fashioned red telephone box or kiosk, in Silver Street, Post Code SO43 7DX, close to Lyndhurst within the New Forest. The telephone has now gone, but the box has been restored as a good example of the famous Gilbert Scott designed K6 or Jubilee kiosk which was launched in 1936 to celebrate King George Vís silver jubilee. It is now a centre for Local and New Forest Information, History, Advice, Book Exchange and to purchase Fruit & Vegetables etc.
This map shows the location of the kiosk which is also on the Lyndhurst Parish Walk shown by purple dotted lines. Leaflets about the walk and the New Forest in general, along with a large scale map are displayed in the kiosk.
By the 1960ís almost 70,000 identical kiosks could be found across the UK countryside, and while the public payphone service has undergone enormous changes since then, the traditional red kiosk had already forged itself as an iconic symbol of British life. BT have a direct link to explain possible private ownership of those kiosks that are no longer used, under their Ďadopt a kioskí scheme.
Link to Lyndhurst Parish Walk: www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/exploring_lyndhurst_parish.pdf
Link to the BT kiosk website: www.payphones.bt.com/adopt_a_kiosk/HTML/payphone/index.htm