YOUR help is needed to put a British icon on the map in Germany.
Officials at Chester’s German twin city Lorrach want to install a traditional red telephone box in the city’s Chesterplatz to act as the home for tourist brochures and information on Chester.
But after a year-long search, Chester’s international links organisers are still looking for a phone box.
Now they hope Chronicle readers can solve the search before the planned opening ceremony on May 9.
Chairman of the Cheshire branch of the International Police Association, PC Chris McCourt, said: “It is a cracking idea. The problem we have got is that phone boxes can cost up to £3,000 to buy.
“We are hoping someone will donate one to us, bearing in mind that this will make a bit of history because it will end up in Chesterplatz.
“We are prepared to do some renovation work if needed. We are also offering to fly the person who gives us the phone box out to Germany with their partner to be the guest of honour at the unveiling ceremony on May 9.
“We will also put them up in a hotel for two nights so they can get to know Chester’s twin city.”
Honorary Secretary of Chester International Links Association, Maud Duthie-Vandervenne, added: “The old-fashioned red telephone box is internationally recognised as being British, just as much as the bobby on the beat wearing his hat.
“Chesterplatz is a square that was regenerated in 2006 and has lots of modern buildings on it, so the bright red telephone box will stand out.
“We hope someone will come forward to help us.”
If you have a red telephone box to donate, call Maud Duthie-Vandervenne on 01244 402338.