Joppa Police Box

Not only is this old Police Box looking new with a fresh coat of paint, but Chris has now renovated the lamp which comes on each evening.


The purpose of the light was to alert the officer on the beat to contact the police station. It would originally have been a flashing light.


The other thing on top would have been an air raid siren! You can still see the flat mounting at the middle of the roof.


Our Police Box was apparently sold in 2012. We think the current owner lives in Oxford, and possibly had plans to move it?


Chris uses it as a convenient store for the garden tools used for keeping the Morton Street triangle in good shape.


Glasgow was the first town in Britain to use Police boxes in 1891 which had gas lights on top (Wikipedia).