Back when BT Phonecards were being used up and down the country. BT placed a bin underneath the payphone for all the used cards. Of course for collectors these were a potential goldmine of new and possibly rare cards for their collection.
"I have had a Boehringer Mannhein card, (Hitachi 1991 issue. It has been in my wallet all that time so is quite rubbed but legible. It was given to my husband when they got a new Hitachi in the lab!" Really nice to hear the stories behind the cards.
Former Phonecard telephone box the cardphones long gone as has the 'Used Phonecards Please' green bin, but the shelf remains and if you look closely you'll see 'Phonecard' green glass from the top of telephone box on the floor.