Calls for villagers to use artistic phone box

The phone box as it was used before Mr Boyd-Wallis moved out of Great Braxted

The phone box as it was used before Mr Boyd-Wallis moved out of Great Braxted

First published in Local News by , Reporter

An artist who transformed a disused phone box into an art gallery is appealing for villagers to revitalise it.

Euan Boyd-Wallis, 60, transformed the red phone booth outside the DuCane Arms pub in Tiptree Road, Great Braxted into what is known as the UK’s smallest art gallery in 2011.

The unusual space was used to showcase the creative works of residents living around it until a matter of months ago when Mr Boyd Wallis moved out of the village after 30 years.

Now living in Lincolnshire, he is appealing for residents to give it a new lease of life and take care of what could be a Guinness World Record holder.

Mr Boyd-Wallis, who also used to live in Tiptree Road and ran a bespoke framers, said: “When I left the village I took down most of the pictures but left one or two of my own incase they were vandalised.

“I took off the padlock so people could still use it and enjoy it if they wanted.

“If someone wants to take it on and keep it as a gallery, that would be fantastic."

See this week's MBS for the full story.

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1:03pm Fri 3 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

I wonder if the BWT might be so kind as to a publish bigger picture so that we can see the details on the cards with more clarity.

HQ OMPITA are looking to recruit a French Speaking Lady to our Messaging Service but we can't quite make out the telephone number on the advertisement.
I wonder if the BWT might be so kind as to a publish bigger picture so that we can see the details on the cards with more clarity. HQ OMPITA [Intl] are looking to recruit a French Speaking Lady to our Messaging Service but we can't quite make out the telephone number on the advertisement. OMPITA [Intl]
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2:35pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Latchingdon says...

I think her name is Fifi!!
I think her name is Fifi!! Latchingdon
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4:12pm Fri 3 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Ah douce Fifi - elle est si belle!
Ah douce Fifi - elle est si belle! OMPITA [Intl]
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11:04am Mon 6 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

I'm sorry to report that we have had to reject Fifi's CV.

We thought that the card in the phone box described her as offering a MESSAGE SERVICE.

Should have gone to Spec Savers!.
I'm sorry to report that we have had to reject Fifi's CV. We thought that the card in the phone box described her as offering a MESSAGE SERVICE. Should have gone to Spec Savers!. OMPITA [Intl]
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