Police Public Call Box in the snow, London
A Police Public Call Box, on a London street on a snowy day. The Metropolitan Police introduced police boxes throughout the London area between 1928 and 1937. The one pictured is a Mackenzie Trench style police box, made famous by the long-running TV series, Doctor Who. The boxes were installed so that members of the public could make emergency calls to the police, but many boxes are now disused or have been withdrawn from service because of the prevalence of the mobile phone.
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Four gondoliers in their gondolas behind St Mark's, Venice
Four gondoliers sit in their gondolas in a canal basin behind St Mark's, Venice, while waiting for tourist passengers. Three of the men wear dark blue striped shirts, the forth wears a red striped shirt. They read books or look at their mobile phones.
© Philip Dunn / Mary Evans Picture Library
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The watchroom of Southwark Fire Station, London
The watchroom of Southwark Fire Station, London. Although this had a telephone switchboard serving the adjacent headquarters of the Brigade, technology is clearly beginning to make the job of answering fire calls from street fire alarms a more effective one. Date: circa 1909
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