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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.

of leaning poles and other animals

Intermittently regular correspondent, David Kendrick (#0609H) has explained his recent dearth of communiques.  Not a sign of incipient polophobia he assures us.  By way of proof he has sent us the picture you see below of the leaning pole of Morville (Salop).  Found in the village hall car park.  Morville being famous for a book my wife once read called "The Morville Hours" by Katherine Swift - about a garden I got dragged around a couple of years ago.  My sulk lasted almost a full week after that.  And "Salop" being ye olde name for the county of Shropshire.  People like me, and David Kendrick I presume, refuse to give it it's modern name much preferring the owd word Salop.  Salop, being the county wherein I also formed a society to maintain a stout postulation of Phlogiston theory.

Anyway, David Kendrick, no, this could never qualify as a Pole of the Month because it has its head buried in the hedge.  We like to see its face.

The second photo he sent us is of an array of pole engineers' climbing equipment at the Kidderminster Railway Museum where he is a volunteer archivist and trainee boring old fart.  I can't help but wonder what one goes on to be once graduated from this latter training course. 

With regard the second photo.  Through the wonders of internet technology, if you look away from the table full of tools for 10 seconds, then look back again, you will find I have removed one of the items.  You pass the test if you can tell me which one it is.

A leaning pole at Morville in Shropshire

A table full of pole engineers' equipment.