Pole of the Month – December 2015

Sincere apologies to Malcolm Hindes who probably*1 checks back here on a weekly basis to see if I did anything with the photos he sent me back in August*2.  Yes, of course I did, they’re right here.

Poles of the month?
I spotted these three poles alongside a minor road near Harlaw Hill, east of Alnwick in Northumberland. Perfectly ordinary dropwire is replaced with individual, insulated conductors where it passes under a power line (probably 33kV judging by the insulators). It’s the use of individual brackets and a seemingly random mix of plain and “jam-pot” insulators that makes them so striking. It was a warm day but not so hot as to account for the low hanging wires.

That’s all very well and technical Malcolm, but from the connoisseur telegraphpoleographer’s point of view – they’re simply gorgeous and well deserving this special Yuletide Telegraph Pole of the Month.  Cheers Malcolm, love TPAS.

Pole of the Month, Harlaw Hill, Northumberland.Medium shot of the Harlaw Hill telegraph poles.

*1 He probably doesn’t.

*2 This is something I seem to say a lot.