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.
Regular and favoured correspondent, John Penny (member #0307) from Sherborne in Dorset sent us this picture of the DP outside his house being attacked by woodpeckers.
Some facts about John Penny :
As of 25th August 2009, he has spent 40 years climbing telegraph poles.
He is writing the third in a trilogy of four books. This one entitled "Telegraph Poles I have known and loved". In his own words...
"The first book being 'Great Poles I Have Climbed' featuring the infamous 'DP3' in Wine Street Yeovil, sadly only a shadow of its former self since having a goodly portion lopped off - this was a three-part spliced pole of some 85 feet, and an 'extra stout'! I also lament the passing of the DP behind Yeovil Hospital, which was a 65 foot stout. R.I.P."
John's first attempt to email us this photo resulted in his disk drive slot being gummed up with photo paper.
He has since submitted further telegraph pole related pictures (coming soon).
Finally, on Google earth, you can see his red Peugeot Estate on his drive - I know, I've looked.
More to come from John.
Click the photo to enlarge.