There was public action at Bjørke in 1997 when Telenor (formerly Televerket) wanted to remove the red telephone boot. The Bjørke people bolted the "Ringjebuda" (the call box) to large boulders, and the kiosk was then nicknamed Prillar-Guri.

It ended with the telephone booth being allowed to stand, and that 99 other telephone kiosks around the country were protected by the National Heritage Board. Since then, the kiosk became nationally known in the NRK program Norwegian attractions with Linda Eide.
In 2015, Telenor cut the line and the dial tone in the familiar red telephone kiosk on Bjørke.

Source: The newspaper Sunnmørsposten.


Foreningen!les and Telenor have joined forces on a national literature dissemination project. The boot has been refurbished and given new content. Now you can bring a book or leave a book behind, that others can enjoy. The association !les, the Nynorsk kultur senter (Nynorsk Cultural Center) and the Nynorsksenteret (Nynorsk Center) donated some Nynorsk children's and youth literature before the opening. This is meant as a reading stimulation measure.

Photo: ØNK

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