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The Big Red English Box
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This is a medium sized cache in a large grey ammo box. To locate the actual cache you will need to first locate a distinctive British icon that is big and red. Step inside and you will find instructions on how to locate the cache which is a short distance away. Once you locate the cache please cover it up again the same way you find it.
This cache is awesome for the kids, and the big kid in us all! You will need to use some old fashioned technology that is becoming less and less common, and maybe some of the younger Geocachers may never have used such a device before! Don't worry no prior knowledge required, and all will become obvious once you're there.
Have some easy fun and find this easy and accessible cache and bring a camera! You will want one with you!
The cache is located on private land open to the road. Please be respectful when on the owners property. Take only items in the cache, and if you take something please leave something in the cache.
This is a daylight only cache.
As many people are now enjoying this cache I am adding some more facts about the first stage. STOP READING NOW TO AVOID SPOILERS... Scroll down for the facts :)
The Big Red English Box is a genuine 'Kiosk No 6 or K6' British Red Phone Box. This is an original box first cast in 1955 in Scotland and one of the iron foundries used by the British telephone company that used to be called the GPO (General Post Office), and later became British Telecom. It is made from cast iron and has a solid teak door. It weighs around 1800 lbs!
The K6 kiosk is identified as Britain's red Telephone Box; in fact eight kiosk types were introduced by the General Post Office between 1926 and 1983. The K6 was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the coronation of King George V in 1935. Some 60,000 examples were installed across Britain, which is why the K6 has come to represent the red Telephone Box. Over 11,000 K6s remain and they are the most visible examples of the eight kiosk types. The K6 kiosk was commissioned by the General Post Office in 1935 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V.
This particular box is a Type A K6. There were four types denoted by the positioning and opening of the door on the box.
This phone box was restored in the UK by the company that services them for the phone company, and then shipped by sea to the USA and originally stood in Massachusetts until it moved house with its owners to Texas where it now stands. It has to be moved laying down on it's back in a large and heavy shipping crate. It has to be lifted by a full size crane, and it takes a lot of work to move it!
It is decorated inside with original and replica signs that would have appeared inside a work example in the UK. The payphone that is fitted is a restored and fully work 1970s Bell South model.
Phone service is provided over wifi using Google Voice and it has a New York City phone number. The number is displayed inside the phone box and you can call it to hear the bells ring. The payphone can also be used to make calls anywhere in the USA free of charge, so feel free to make a call. No coins are required, but if you do put any in you cannot retrieve them :)
We hope you enjoy this unique first stage, and this little bit of England in Texas! If you look across from the phone box you will also see another unique piece of England. A London Underground bus stop. Mind The Gap!
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Last Updated: on 4/16/2018 12:04:09 AM Pacific Daylight Time (7:04 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum