Tideswell Living History Group launched the history box on a gloriously sunny day in time for the Easter holidays. Group Chair Audrey Hopkins and local historian Tony Hill did the honours in front of a crowd of fifty residents and visitors. If you’re in Tideswell pop into the box to dial up a story on the oral history phone or view the gallery of archive photos. You can also read Dave Greenan’s prize-winning poem on the back of the box.
The group will change the exhibition regularly with a Wakes Week themed display for June.
The History Box is a K6 telephone kiosk. BT had removed the payphone and the kiosk was standing empty and defunct.
inHeritage has worked closely with the group throughout the development of the History Box. We came up with the original idea as a great way to bring back this important local landmark into use. We provided advice and technical skills, sourced the phone-based audio system and edited the audio tracks.