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.
In an award ceremony which took place during London's morning rush-hour one day last July - a foreign student handed out a free copy of Shortlist Magazine to a colleague of mine.
And so it came to pass that The Telegraph Pole Appreciation Society was listed 3rd in said magazine's Top 10 list of things that have an appreciation society.
I wonder what they would make of our sister organisation "The Appreciation Society Appreciation Society" - we who just adore all appreciation societys.