Historical phone box restoration scores a six with the cricket club

Historical phone box restoration scores a six with the cricket club
CALL FROM THE PAST: Neil Williams & dog Minnie

The Grade II-listed phone box at Tunbridge Wells Cricket Club’s Nevill Ground was designed by General Post Office Engineering Unit between 1927 and 1930 and is made from wood and concrete.

Tunbridge Wells Cricket Club’s honorary secretary, Neil Williams told the Times: “It’s old and it will last a long time now – it’s a little bit iconic. 

“There are only four in the UK and only two in working condition, the other one is in Bembridge on the Isle of Wight.

“I’d like to say thank you to our local MP, Greg Clark, Charlotte Wickins from ITV, Andy Menzies from BT, Dave Chapman who contracted the work, and Debbie Salter from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.”

He added the grounds had been the site for some historical matches, including the  famous India vs Zimbabwe match where Kapil Dev scored 175 to take India to victory.

“India played Zimbabwe here in 1983 and they did film a movie on the game here, but it hasn’t been released yet,” said Mr Williams..

“The club meets on a Friday and we have about 300 youngsters ages between 8 and 17. It’s a fantastic sight and sound.”

For more information or to join TWCC, visit https://tunbridgewells.play-cricket.com

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