We have, in recent days, been in correspondence with a certain Mr Adrian Trainsett Esq. Whereupon said correspondent did furnish us with the first, of what he promised would be many, “magic lantern images”. Notwithstanding the image owner having to come to terms with the vagaries of modern internetular communication, we took immeasurable delight in receiving the fine image you see at right and the following few words…
I hope I have attached to this marvellous method of communication, a magic lantern image of a railway telegraph pole on the former North Staffs Railway at Higher Poynton, Cheshire.
This magnificent pole has extra “irons” on it. I believe to allow some wires to cross the railway and continue their way to the junction with the LNWR.
I intend to submit more for your perusal.
Adrian Trainsett Esq.
Whilst we are grateful to Mr Trainsett for his kind submission, and look forward to subsequent tenderings… him having such an interesting surname and this being such a small world I can’t help wonder if he knows my old school friend, Brian Scalextric?