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Telegraph Pole Television

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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
Simple telegraph poles Space age telegraph poles telegraph pole hieroglyphics to the downright sexy ones
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.

West Somerset Railway

Highly irregular regular correspondent to these most fair pages, Willie Montgomery Stack writes and and encloses photographs...

Sir,
Members of the TPAS East Dorset (2015) branch - not to be confused with any previous grouping or organisation bearing the same name - paid a visit to the West Somerset Railway on June 4th, cameras at the ready.
   One member was flashing away furiously for the entire 75 minute journey on the old Great Western branch from Bishop's Lydeard to Minehead. The rest of us were just happy to take photographs.
   And look what we saw when the prints came back from Boots this morning - some very unusual finials on the top of several of the track-side poles, eight-sided and with the poles themselves apparently tapered to make them fit. (Photos 1 and 2 below).
   Have you ever seen the like? We would appreciate it it you could bring this to the attention of the wider society - nay, perhaps even to society in general!
Yours,
WMS
A very old pole trackside of the West Somerset Railway. A very old pole trackside of the West Somerset Railway.
A very old pole trackside of the West Somerset Railway. A very old pole trackside of the West Somerset Railway.