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04/08/14 - YORK
Another search on the internet found this fantastic Police Box at a service station in York. They also have Daleks on the roof and a Cyberman too.
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27/07/14 - BROOKLYN
Doctor Who has now become a truly worldwide phenomenon and it was a joy to find this Police Box at a bar in Brooklyn, while searching the internet today.
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17/07/14 - SCOTLAND
Uploaded all the Scotland updates today. Phew! Everything has changed LOL. There are now 6 Police Boxes on the streets of Glasgow. The two new ones are Sauchiehall Street and London Road. The old ones on Buchanan St, Wilson St, Great Western Road and Cathedral Square have all been updated too. Plus we have the Police Box at the Grampian Transport Museum in Alford, near Aberdeen. CLICK HERE.

On the 23rd November 1963 the traditional Police Telephone Box, which stood on many street corners at that time, suddenly became something much more interesting. Especially for the children of the day and probably to the dismay of many Police Officers.

For the humble Police Box had been transformed into a TARDIS, (Time and Relative Dimensions in Space). The special machine Doctor Who used to travel anywhere in Time and Space. A Time and Space craft that was infinitely large on the inside but disguised as a humble Police Box on the outside.

Unfortunately with the advance of new technology, within six years of the TARDIS materializing on our screens, the Police Box had become obsolete and by 1970 most had been removed from our streets.

It was in Newcastle, 1929, that the first Police Box of the design we know and love was first introduced. They soon spread, and by the mid 1950's there were nearly 700 of them in London alone. Glasgow had the next largest network with some 300 boxes.

Today only four remain on the streets of Glasgow. Two of which are now listed buildings and another has been converted into a Coffee Take-away.

In 1996 a brand new box was unveiled in London outside Earl's Court Tube station, as part of a joint safety project between London Underground and the Metropolitan Police.

Other boxes have survived around the country, most are in museums, one is at the National Tramway Museum, Crich, Derbyshire. A replica box can be seen outside Wetherby Police station in Yorkshire.

For more information and a fascinating history of the Police Box you can't do better than read "The Police Signal Box: A 100 Year History" by Robert W. Stewart. It's on-line, so click here to read it. Or here. Everything you ever needed to know about Police Boxes and more.

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