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We’ll never say “ Good bye” to the Red Telephone Boxes Researchers: a group of students of the 9 th grade Project leader: E. B. Baukina
when somebody says “ london” what do you think of?
the tasks of our research: • to collect and analyze appropriate information • to investigate the former and current life of the traditional telephone boxes • to analyze the reasons of their disappearing from London streets • to learn how they are used currently • to get into contact with trading corporations selling red telephone boxes • to learn opportunities to buy the traditional British phone box
the aim of our research: • to keep the traditional red telephone box as a great part of the British National Heritage and give it the next life
do you know why british phone boxes are red? We conducted a sociological survey. Only few people gave the correct answer.
red is the official colour of the uk The red colour was chosen to make boxes easy to spot.
the history of the telephone booths. The first kiosk appeared in the middle of 1920 The next version has survived only in Scotland A crown-less version in Hull. The row of boxes in Covent Garden , July 2008
Sir Giles Scott The famous British red telephone box was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in the middle of 1920. Then the standard colour scheme was cream, with red glazing bars.
the red colour caused local difficulties and there were many requests for less visible colour 1924 - a red box- the result 1924 of the design competition 1927 -the first red booths 1927 appeared across the country 1935 - became a British icon
Why are red telephone boxes disappearing from London streets? since 2002 the iconic phone booth has been slowly disappearing.
what has replaced them? BT replaced old to the new 61700 payphone booths were booths, glass and plastic, 60 million people in the UK unprofitable, because the which served as wireless accounted for 70 contents of one booth Internet access points. million mobile phones. cost about 2000 dollars a year.
modern technology helps. Mobile phone ü you can talk to people in different places, but you can’t see them ü you can travel with your phone ü you can send text messages ü you can connect to the Internet ü you can receive and send e-mails and download music ü you can send and receive photos and video ü there is а MP 3 player, radio and GPS you can talk to people in different places, and you can see them Cameraphone
where are the traditional red telephone boxes nowadays?
we have found out where the telephone boxes are nowadays. You can buy some second-hand Discovery channel demonstrated books in small outside the kiosk as a Faraday book kiosks. cage to keep kids safe. Phone boxes are going to be used for many films and TV productions. They will be used at the Olympic games in London in 2012. If you are going to travel, put your things in a new truck A landmark idea!
a lot of organizations, museums, shops have bought booths to give them the next life. ….
our school decided to buy a traditional telephone box. • How much does it cost? We conducted a sociological survey. 22 100£ and less 16 62 100£ - 1000£ and more
we sent e-mail to england to get prices’ information
let god save the booth and we will help! Firstly we made paper telephone boxes.
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we’ll never say “good bye” to the red telephone boxes.
thank you for your attention!