Weʼve raised £878 to help reinstate and maintain a the original telephone box on Greenwood Road in Meols, made famous by OMD in their hit Red Frame White Light
- Meols, Wirral
- Funded on Thursday, 30th November 2017
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Some of you may know about the plight of the Greenwood Road, Meols, telephone box that was removed by BT in August. The phone box has major importance for fans of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) as it featured in their early hit, 'Red Frame White Light', and included the telephone number of the box - 632 3003. This box is a cultural icon for local fans and for fans all over the world who flock to Meols to visit it and take photos. Even if you're not a fan, there are lots of economic benefits to local people with those visiting fans spending money locally when they visit. Personally, I am a huge OMD fan but I also love the look of these boxes and think of them as a thing of beauty in our local landscape.
We have successfully campaigned to get the phone box back - Wirral Council have bought it and are paying for it to be reinstalled as a non-working box.
There is a 'Friends of 632 3003' Group and when the box comes back, we will be working together to reinstate it and turning it into a mini museum to showcase OMD and other local Hoylake/Meols culture.
As part of this, we want to restore the phone box to what it was like in 1980 when the song was in the charts. I am reaching out to all of you to help - the Group is desperately trying raise funds and to get hold of an old pay on answer phone that takes the 2ps and 10ps Also, we are trying to get our hands on an old Liverpool and surrounding area grey phone directory and a large old style yellow pages - ideally from early 1980s if anyone can donate such items to such a worthy cause please get in touch.
- 1 year ago
Hazel Barrett1 year ago
Wow! We have reached our £750 target towards creating a mini OMD museum. Friends of 632 3003 would like to thank everyone who donated or offered support in anyway We are amazed how much this has united people across the world. Although we reached our target, we will still be fundraising. We have an 80's disco in November, which will incorporate a specialist OMD auction which shouldn't be missed. And of course the fundraising page will still be live for the foreseeable future and any further donations will be greatly appreciated. Thank you x
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Oct 21, 2017
Maybe a little bit late, but looking forward to a restored iconic telephone box. The time has come for a little reminder of OMD in their hometown
Oct 18, 2017
A bit late but here's my donation.
Oct 1, 2017
Thank you for your hard work!Hope this helps :)
Mella Phoebe Tan
Sep 24, 2017
This donate is the highest bit, which I received from Bianka from Berlin for the signed 10" "The future will silent".
Sep 20, 2017
Sorry it cannot be more. Well done for setting this up and preserving an iconic piece of Electronic Music's history on the Wirral.
Sep 19, 2017
Looking forward to visiting
Sep 19, 2017
Thank you Hazel for this campaign to save 632 3003Andrew
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