What’s so special about this pole? you might say. And a photo taken amid leafless trees on a dull grey day. But they don’t have to be spectacular to feature in my pole-of-the-month spot. They just need to catch my eye. For starters, this one, at Pwllglas near Ruthin, is an orphan – there are no longer any telephone wires attached to it.
The business end of it, as well as having 5 cross-arms, some double-sided – has an eclectic mix of ceramic insulators. There are “pot-heads”, “double grooves” and in varying shades and of various antiquity. And then there’s a couple of extra potheads on a mini-arm at the top. Clearly this pole has been busy at one time.
And then look at the bottom. If they were ever to remove this pole (heaven forfend) then it would leave a perplexing gap in the wall.