Artsy phone box in Prickwillow is disguised as Santa for festive season

PUBLISHED: 11:36 03 December 2018 | UPDATED: 11:36 03 December 2018

The phone box in Prickwillow, near Ely, has been given a festive makeover. Picture: CARY OUTIS.

The phone box in Prickwillow, near Ely, has been given a festive makeover. Picture: CARY OUTIS.

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Motorists may no longer be able to make a call at this artsy phone box in Prickwillow - but they can sure spot Santa.

The phone box in Prickwillow, near Ely, has been given a festive makeover. Picture: CARY OUTIS.The phone box in Prickwillow, near Ely, has been given a festive makeover. Picture: CARY OUTIS.

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

The phone box in Prickwillow, near Ely, has been given a festive makeover. Picture: CARY OUTIS.The phone box in Prickwillow, near Ely, has been given a festive makeover. Picture: CARY OUTIS.

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.

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