For the brave hearted this evening (18th Dec 2018) we will be switching on the lights in the Square at 6.55pm. We will then be going down to St Edyth’s Church as Carols on the Square have been relocated there due to the rain. Refreshments afterwards.
If you miss the switch on please have a look on your way home! Selfies encouraged #SeaMillsTree
Everyone is invited to our Christmas Tree lights switch on
Tuesday 18th December 6.55pm followed by Carols on the Square.
Sea Mills Square, red phone box. Switch on by long standing local resident. WWII veteran Stan Tozer.
Kindly sponsored by: Keith and Gill Bonham, Collistear Hair and Beauty, Sea Mills Together and Sea Mills Community Initiatives.
The current red phone box in Sea Mills Square no longer has a phone inside and has been adopted by Sea Mills Community Initiatives. As part of the Sea Mills 100 heritage project it will be converted into a mini museum which will open in June 2019 and stay for a year. If you would like to help please get in touch.
The current phone box is a K6 designed by Gilbert Scott and introduced in 1936 to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V
Previously there was another phone box on this site. It has features similar to a K1 Mark 235 or K1 Mrk 236, which was made of concrete, they were first used in 1922 which would be right for the origins of the estate.
Photo: Vaughan postcard know your place
There was also another phone box at one time at the other end of St Edyths Road by the Pentagon which looks more like the later K6. Does anyone remember that?
Photo: Postcard, collection of Mary Milton
Incidentally. Do we think this is the Addison Oak? Or is that further back?
UPDATE: We can be sure now that the tree in the black and white photo above is definitely not the oak. You can see both trees in the later photo below.