When I wrote Storm Clouds Gathering, set in the mid sixties, where it was normal to go down the street to a phone box to make a telephone call, I had not imagined I'd see one of those famous British telephone boxes here on the island!
Situated outside one of Lanzarote’s Estate Agents is one red telephone box. Surprised I stopped by and asked one of the owners, Gilbert Sharrard why?
‘Clients who phone will often ask where are you? So now I tell them our address and point out that we are right in front of the red telephone box. It is proving not only useful as a focal point, but we had one couple pop in and ask for change so they could make a call! It’s not connected. In fact inside is a palm tree and parrot!’
Possible Gilbert they needed to make a trunk call!.... sorry, but big thanks for sharing your fabby phone box.
Hopefully there are no storm clouds gathering here, just blue sky and hot sunshine, but you never know what is around the corner even if it is a red British telephone box!
Links for Gilbert
Tele: 0034 636 366 609