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Electricity versus Telephone Poles

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Telegraph Pole Television

poleliner tellyChannel 1. The Pole Liner
Channel 2. Trailer
Channel 3. Poles on the B5105

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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.

Skye Poles

MartYn Fielder (#0486H) claims never to have seen the Telegraph Pole related blockbuster "The Pole Liner".  We find this a little difficult to believe, but just to ensure this status quo becomes mutatis mutandis*1 here is a link to see this cinematic masterpiece for free, in your own home completely surrounded by your own odours. <Watch The Pole Liner>.  Anyway MartYn also apologises for his non-correspondence for the last 3 years, but he hopes his submission of the 6 photos you see below will go some way to correcting things.  We'll give it a go...

He also pointed us in the direction of the "Dull Men's Club" for reasons we cannot yet fathom.  We are familiar with said organisation, but it seems, they not with us.  Also, MartYn filled us in on his recent potted history.  He left Senegal, moved to Paris, got Married and went on honeymoon to the Isle*2 of Skye.  This is not a permutation of events achieved by anyone ever, either before or since. It was during the honeymoon on Skye that he spotted these "Jolly looking poles with extra pokey bits" with the Cuillin Hills in the background during Skye's annual sunny day of 2015.  He couldn't choose between the pics*3 so he sent them all.  Anyway, he asks what are the pokey bits?  Well, MartYn your nomenclature is bang on the nail.  The correct telegraphpoleological term for these raised insulators on stalks is indeed "Pokey Bits". So that's that cleared up then.

Your telegraph poles are on the way...

*1 The opposite of Status Quo.  Showaddywaddy perform a similar function.
*2 As a nerd, I take issue with describing Skye as an island seeing as it now has a bridge.
*3 Neither could I