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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.

Competition Time

Now, I have one amazing claim to fame:  On 17th May 1985 somewhere on the M6 near Walsall I overtook a dark blue estate car.  At the wheel of that car was none other than Duncan Goodhew.  Yes this famously dyslexic motivational-speaker who has twice appeared on the Sooty Show glanced across at me knowingly - I could just see in his eyes he was trying to say "For Christ's sake, come on then, overtake if you're going to."  Duncan, by this time, tiring of his squeaky puppet celebrity, discovered that his low-friction scalp gave him an advantage in the swimming pool.  He never looked back and won all medals and stuff and then did other stuff, probably. The final Sooty Show aired in 1992. 

Anyway, now it's time for your very own CLAIM TO FAME.  It's WIN A TPAS MUG COMPETITION TIME - Yes, enthrall your grandchildren as they beg you again and again to tell them the story of the day you won a Telegraph Pole mug off the chap who overtook Duncan Goodhew on the M6.

It's one of those caption sort of competions.  Think up a caption or indeed anything at all to say about the picture you see below.  Not the mug picture, the other one.  Look up the rules on someone else's caption competition and send us your caption/observations.  Look, we tried to come up with a caption ourselves and realised how hard it is - so we'll accept pretty much anything so long as it's related to the picture below.  We'll choose a winner from one of my wife's*1 ones by next Saturday (ish).  The picture was sent in to us by Dave Bennett (#0666) and somebody else sent it to him - the photo was taken at 16 megapixels apparently, but somehow shrank in the wash so I had to photoshop it back up again.  Anyway, here it flippin' is.  See below picture for where to send your ideas.

 3 different sized power poles and pylons in a field

*1 Only kidding - she's the judge actually.

A Telegraph Pole Appreciation Society MugSend your thoughts/caption/anything about this picture to us at:

TWITTER: @TPAS0001
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
FACEBOOK: In the comments section on the related post on our facebook page

Look what you win: (not that exact mug - you won't want that one - it forms part of our in-house tea-stain ring-growing competition.)

We reserve the right to change the rules to suit ourselves - cos there's always someone who tries it on.  No more than 2 captions per fake email address please.