Artsy phone box in Prickwillow is disguised as Santa for festive season
PUBLISHED: 11:36 03 December 2018 | UPDATED: 11:36 03 December 2018
Motorists may no longer be able to make a call at this artsy phone box in Prickwillow - but they can sure spot Santa.
The seasonal creation has been designed by local sculpture Cary Outis and sees a jolly Santa with his beard, red nose, glasses and hat take pride of place in the village.
Cary has also penned a song to accompany the main man of Christmas – to the tune of Teddy Bears Picnic.
It reads: “If you go down to Prickwillow today
The phone box is in disguise
If you dare peep at what’s going on
You’ll never believe your eyes
‘Cause Santa’s there, as big as a van
He’s taken over, as only he can
Today’s the day that Santa moved into Prickwillow!”
The phone box, on Main Street, has become a centre piece in the village in recent years since being bought by villager Nick Edell for £1 in 2010.
It has previously had a makeover for Valentines Day, courtesy of Enchanted Flowers and Elizabeth Robertson, and last Christmas a huge angel was installed on its roof by Cary and Magenta Kang.
In 2014 it was transformed into a tinsel-covered bauble and was wrapped in paper and a bow in 2012.