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    Campbell Brodie
     
     

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    A.A. boxes.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sun 27 Jan 2013 - 12:19

    Nice to see some of these are still around. I think they are just as iconic as the red telephone box...



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    Re: A.A. boxes.

    Post by Mcqueen on Sun 27 Jan 2013 - 13:04

    Agree, But its big business that own the things, and somebody has to paint and look after them, same as phoneboxes, who dosent have a mobile phone now ?, so pretty soon all that lot will be scrapped, sad but true,
    I believe the AA has swopped owners a few times, Coincidence the building that Janet works in used to be the AA headquarters, Caretaker rang me one day, he was cutting back some bushes and found 2 belting AA signs, which are now on my garage wall, along with past loves, (Cars), The building looks like an old castle, turrets and all that,

    Moorfield house Alma road Headingley Leeds, i just had a looky
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    Re: A.A. boxes.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sun 27 Jan 2013 - 13:23

    Remember you used to get a key when you joined. Opened the door to the black A.A. box and you had access to maps and telephone dirctories and of course a telephone. Brilliant times. They'd be vandalised out of existence now.
    Interior...



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    Re: A.A. boxes.

    Post by Mcqueen on Sun 27 Jan 2013 - 13:28

    One at the bottom of Garrowby hill, pass it going to Bridlington, just after Stamford Bridge, Dad used to reverse the car up the hill and we had to walk, (Lowest gear) i say car but it would be an old FX3 taxi with a million miles on it,
    More than once he would strike a deal with a fare paying passenger to take us all too, £1 discount
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    Re: A.A. boxes.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sun 27 Jan 2013 - 13:43

    Found it Reg! Halfway between Stamford Bridge and Fridaythorpe. Box 573.



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    Re: A.A. boxes.

    Post by Mcqueen on Sun 27 Jan 2013 - 14:22

    How do you do that, Hey and a telegraph pole thrown in,

    I have a Key and Badge, keep meaning to try it, I remember a AA motor bike and sidecar parked there,
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    Re: A.A. boxes.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sun 27 Jan 2013 - 14:24



    The telephone pole in the previous picture will have an armoured cable buried from it to the A.A. box for the telephone inside.



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    Re: A.A. boxes.

    Post by Mcqueen on Sun 27 Jan 2013 - 14:32

    Great days, They use to salute you if you had a badge on the front, Wouldnt see you now they go that fast

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