Rowen’s telephone kiosk, next to the Ty Gwyn Hotel, is a much-loved local landmark, and a popular meeting place. Some residents have told us that they did their teenage courting there! The kiosk is a model K6, designed by Giles Gilbert Scott in 1935.
By 2013, most people had mobile phones, and our telephone kiosk was redundant. The Memorial Hall committee decided to adopt it under BT’s Adopt a Kiosk scheme. This was a very easy process, all done online and it cost us just £1. Click here for details.
BT removed the payphone equipment, painted the kiosk and installed new 24-hour lighting, with free electricity. Volunteers provided notice boards, new bilingual signs for the windows, a comfy floor mat, and a holder for the very popular local walks leaflets (See our Walks page). We insured the kiosk as part of the Memorial Hall’s assets. The kiosk was reopened in late 2013 as a Telephone Kiosk Information Point, known as T-kip.
Feel free to use the T-kip. It’s open 24/7 and you will find:
- Tourist information
- Information on local events
- Book swap
- Seed Swap
- CD swap
- Contact details for local businesses
- Free leaflets on ten circular walks from Rowen
- Defibrillator. Note: the photo above was taken before the defibrillator was installed.