Kate Humble in Rowen’s phone box information point, August 2017
Telephone kiosk information point
Updated December 2023. The telephone kiosk at Rowen, Conwy LL32 8YA 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 Sir 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. Volunteers provided notice boards, new bilingual signs for the windows, a comfy floor mat, and a holder for our very popular local walks leaflets, which are now all online. (See our Walks page).
We have now discontinued the free leaflets. You can download the leaflets from this website, via the smart-phone QR code on the village noticeboard.
We have insured the kiosk as part of Rowen 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… Defibrillator
Information on local events and activities
Book swap or cash donation towards Rowen Memorial Hall, reg. charity no 1204133. Thanks for your donations.
CD and DVD swap
Info and pics by Peter McFadden, email email@example.com