These much ignored pieces of rural and urban furniture finally have a website of their own.
This is not the site to visit for technical information pertaining to telegraph poles. You'll find nothing about 10KVa transformers, digital telephone networking or even so much as a single volt.
This is a website celebrating the glorious everyday mundanitude of these simple silent sentinels the world over.
|from the simple...||through the interesting...||to the hieroglyphics||and the alluring|
|click the thumbnails above to view the gallerys.||more poles...|
We don't care what the wires contain either. They all carry electricity in some way be it the sparky stuff which boils your kettle, or the thinner stuff with your voice in it when you're on the phone.
I had just had a really bad day - First my pencil fell off my desk. Then my wife accidentally put sugar in my tea and then I went and fed the cat twice because she lied to me that she hadn't been fed. But then this photo came in by email and I found I was moved to tears at the joy it brought back to me following such a traumatic and difficult day.
This is from Chris Jacquier over there in the internet. He (could be she, apologies for the misplaced pronoun if this is the case) is clearly an inventive gardener with access to proper telegraph pole bits - as those look like real arms to me and proper insulator pins. Chris's introduction was rather enlightening...
Well, I suppose you chaps are harmless in your pursuit of telegraph poles but I do hope that the attached photograph of my back garden fruit patch does not completely unhinge any of you.
Whilst I could not persuade the Domestic Authorities to allow a couple of poles for transmitting power to our shed village at the far end of the Jacquier estate, she did capitulate and surrender to the suggestion of cut-down arms and pots for use as raspberry cane supports.
Victory, of a kind, but probably at the cost of starting an arms scandal.
Don't apologise Chris. But whilst I am completely, overwhelmingly, meithering-my-wife-to-death sort of inspired by this, Mrs TPAS has yet to be convinced of its efficacy around her broad beans. A project for the forthcoming growing season I think and a chance to get some of my not inconsiderable collection of insulators out into the elements once more. Watch this space.