Can you say where in the country you are?
I'm in Brighton, the OR CO is in Hove, actually. The pictured VM cab is about 50m from my location.
Original cabling was by NTL some time after 1989, though I can't remember exactly when.
The cabinet pictured really is a new one, they've even remade the concrete footing. There was something there before, but it was green and, I'm pretty sure, smaller. Silver VM cabs seem to be an innovation. I haven't seen any others around yet, but I'm not sure how often they get replaced.
Smaller and much smaller cable cabs are scattered around the streets in about the same shade of green as OR use, though usually even tattier.
Occasionally they're seen with the (imho flimsy) doors hanging off, possibly after an assault by an enraged VM customer who will cry on my shoulder about it in the pub should I unwisely answer any question with "oh, you know, techie stuff". The new one looks like it's up to withstanding someone who's been on hold for two hours before the atrocious music is interrupted by a click-click, followed by the dialling tone.
Edited by gaffe77 (Sat 08-Sep-12 01:10:20)