Regulars who are adopting their village’s iconic red phone box for £1 hope to restore it to its full 1930s glory.

The committee who meet at The Bell Inn in Castle Hedingham plan to spruce up the telephone opposite the pub and include old signs and posters which would have been in the booth 80 years ago.

Castle Hedingham Parish Council adopted it on behalf of the pub and announced last month they had taken over the phone box in St James Street from BT.

Landlady Kylie Turkoz-Ferguson said: “We are ever so pleased and we love quirky things like this.

“Castle Hedingham is very pretty and it is going to be great that it will be restored to its former glory."

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