Pole of the Month – August 2016

Lauren off the internet sent us this photo which we immediately fast-tracked to be our Pole of the Month.  Lauren neglected to provide a surname, but with an email address like “exonerd…” we can gain some insight into what makes her tick and that she is likely at home perusing these sage pages.  Anyway, Lauren says:

I recently discovered this fine example of an old style TP in County Durham. It was all alone on the side of the A167, next to a cemetery.
Could anyone tell me approx. which year or decade these old style TP’s were replaced with the less interesting modern ones?
Kind regards

Many thanks to you for this delightful pole Lauren.  And I think it’s fair to say that there is no specific decade when these poles were replaced with modern ones- just that as and when the pole itself eventually failed it would be replaced.

Poles like this are so rare that it should be a Listed Monument or at least have a Pole Preservation Order put on it.  I feel a letter coming on.

Pole of the Month, August 2016 from County Durham