It gives a whole new meaning to the term ‘phone book’ – Lowertown residents have been ringing the changes by turning a forgotten telephone box into a mini library.
The former GPO telephone box by the River Cober has been transformed by members of the Lowertown Community Group into a Book Box.
Already this has proved to be a popular and much-used feature in the village, although it was only officially opened on Saturday.
The volunteer members of the community group have repainted and refurbished the interior of the box, which was sold by BT to Sithney Praish Council and subsequently donated to the village.
Now the shelves are packed with second-hand books that are borrowed, replaced and then returned by residents who enjoy a good read.
Lowertown’s unofficial ‘mayor’ Ronnie Jenkin performed the opening ceremony to the popping of champagne corks. The costs were offset by a grant from Cornwall Council’s Community Chest Fund.
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