Squeezing Radstock's history into red phone box
People in Radstock have been thinking inside the box as they look to show off the town's history.
A disused red phone box could soon be home to a 3D model called a diorama depicting the town's mining and railway heritage.
The miniature model would have a tiny working railway and coal mine.
The unusual use has been put forward by Radstock Town Council, which owns two phone boxes, one outside Victoria Hall and another on Old Frome Road, after four were bought for just £1 each by the old Norton Radstock Town Council in 2009.
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Councillor Lesley Mansell said: "These were purchased some time ago and the officers have been looking at possible uses. It was agreed to propose that a diorama be installed in one of the boxes and it be resited at the end of the memorial park. This could be supported with sponsorship from local businesses and other sources like the lottery."
The aim is to have the phone box professionally fitted out and sealed with a button added to the front for people to press to trigger underground mine workings and model trains.
Ms Mansell said the council wanted to do something unique with the phone box and struck on the idea of bringing the history to life to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the final mine closure in the Somerset Coalfield.
She added: "A lot of places have filled them with books but we want to do something a bit different."
In nearby Stratton-on-the-Fosse and Carlingcott disused phone boxes have been filled with books to become community libraries.
Across the country 12,000 phone boxes have been sold off by BT.