Almost six months to the day since the stomach-churning events of ‘29/9’, a grand ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Saturday to re-open the telephone box that stands outside the Tesco Extra on the High Street.
Businesswoman and Evening Harold agony aunt, Brenda Ferguson will perform the duties of ribbon-cutting with scissors kindly donated by Cuts Both Ways scissor shop, and will also stick her ceremonial business card advertising her services to the inside wall.
Opposition from residents that the new phone box will attract goths has been outweighed by traders who say that the phone box will bring a welcome boost to the local economy and be another step towards normality for the High Street after the horrors of last September.
Saturday’s ribbon cutting event will be held next to the phone box, is free and open to the public, but all bags will be checked and people will enter through a security checkpoint. The event begins at 2:00 p.m. and is expected to run until 4:00 p.m.
In case of rain, the ceremony will be held inside the phone box itself.