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Devon phonebox takes ‘world’s smallest club’ record

By | Published on Wednesday 6 June 2018

World's smallest nightclub

The small Devon town of Kingsbridge has opened a new music venue, and in doing so has taken the record for the world’s smallest nightclub. It seems likely that it’ll hold onto that record for some time as, being situated in an old telephone box, the club in question has a capacity of one.

The old red telephone box was purchased by Kingsbridge Town Council from BT earlier this year, as part of the company’s Adopt A Box scheme. The 5000th phonebox to be acquired under said scheme, BT then assisted in installing a jukebox. It will play songs such as ‘Hanging On The Telephone’ by Blondie and ‘Telephone Line’ by ELO to anyone willing to drop a quid into it.

All money pumped into the box to hear some tunes will be donated to local charity @115, which runs activities for adults with disabilities in South Devon.

“This red phone box is an important part of Kingsbridge’s heritage and we were determined to keep it”, says local councillor Chris Povey. “But we also wanted to do something different with it – something really eye catching so we came up with making it the world’s smallest nightclub. Very importantly, it will also help raise funds for a Kingsbridge charity, which provides a vital service for the local community”.

The phonebox takes the ‘smallest club’ record from Club 28 in Rotherham, which holds a maximum of six people plus a DJ.