Old fashioned telephone boxes outside the Arts Centre, Christchurch, Canterbury

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These traditional telephone boxes were saved for the city after a campaign by the Wizard of Christchurch and his followers.  Following a highly successful publicity campaign (the Telephone Box War of 1988) Telecom were embarrassed into a climb-down and allowed a few of the boxes to escape repainting in an insipid pale blue and later replacement by hideous plastic modern versions.

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