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AA Box a thing of the past
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ragged Robin
N 54° 17.730 W 001° 57.612
30U E 567673 N 6016898
Quick Description: Soon, just 21 of the AA's early wooden boxes will remain standing, with their phones removed.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/9/2010 1:29:27 AM
Waymark Code: WM8BX9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member OpinioNate
Views: 15

Long Description:
The first of the roadside sentry boxes was built at Ashtead in Surrey in 1911.

"The boom in mobile phones has made our roadside phones virtually redundant," said the AA's director of road services

Motorists once relied on the AA's roadside phones to call for breakdown help.

But the famous yellow emergency posts which dot Britain's road network will soon be a thing of the past.

The AA has announced that they are to be phased out, because drivers no longer use them.

21st century communication means the AA can now send text messages to mobiles, telling their members when the breakdown patrol will arrive.
Visit Instructions:
To claim this log: Only the first person/group/team to log each sign can claim it.
Your close up photograph must clearly show what is written on the sign.
We have claimed the Hawkesbury Upton sign. We know of 6 others throughout England.

We will also accept other circular AA signs of this type such as those celebrating the centre line of totality of the 1927 solar eclipse (we know there is at least one of these waiting to be claimed).
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