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james-20014,310 posts since 13 Sep 2015 Recently warned
Central (East) East Midlands Today
That was just unlucky timing on Granada's part - I'm sure that phone box prop would've been ordered when the old logo was still in use!


And mentioning that, at the start of today's first ITV3 episode we saw they'd changed the windows in the phone box to ones with the new logo! So the phone box would have been on the street for a matter of weeks before they changed the windows- which I doubt BT would have been so eager to do in real life!
Spencer For Hire5,723 posts since 13 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
That was just unlucky timing on Granada's part - I'm sure that phone box prop would've been ordered when the old logo was still in use!


And mentioning that, at the start of today's first ITV3 episode we saw they'd changed the windows in the phone box to ones with the new logo! So the phone box would have been on the street for a matter of weeks before they changed the windows- which I doubt BT would have been so eager to do in real life!


IIRC, BT did a pretty quick and comprehensive job back then of rolling out their ‘piper’ logo on phone boxes. I’m still amazed they’ve updated so few with the 2003 ‘connected world’ logo. I know hardly anyone uses phone boxes these days, but to have a logo that was abandoned 16 years ago still prominently displayed in so many places across the country is pretty poor IMO.
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james-20014,310 posts since 13 Sep 2015 Recently warned
Central (East) East Midlands Today
One thing I have noticed near me over the last few years is several phone boxes with broken phones but still have the adverts in the windows updated frequently, so BT obviously feel it's worth keeping the boxes for the ad revenue but not worth fixing the phones.
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Andrew13,332 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
On a similar note, Weatherfield General looks like quite a modern building doesn’t it, like a new build built only a few years ago.

Meanwhile Hotten General in Emmerdale looks like quite an old building looking like it dates from around the late 60s Laughing
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