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I see the Tudor Rose as photographed on Geograph in 2016, by 2018 had turned into a French restaurant called Clarette.
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Indeed it is a wine bar now, here is hook line and sinker on the area:

http://www.londontown.com/LondonStreets ... _ce8.html/

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mickthemaverick wrote:
26 Jan 2021, 18:36
I believe it is The Gunmakers and deserves a tribute: (there is an obscure Avengers link entailed!!)
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Pylons
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but have the Trivia Investigation Team covered Telegraph Poles :?:
Pylons have an alpha/numeric identifier on every pylon which pins it to a line and location.

But do Telegraph Poles? and what are the codes to decipher :?:
Pole 1
Pole 1
Pole 1
Pole 1
Pole 2
Pole 2
Pole 2
Pole 2
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Having spent 4 weeks of my GPO apprenticeship on Overhead Construction which included one week on a polecat as part of the pole erection crew I am opting out of this one!! :-D

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mickthemaverick wrote:
20 Feb 2021, 18:38
Having spent 4 weeks of my GPO apprenticeship on Overhead Construction which included one week on a polecat as part of the pole erection crew I am opting out of this one!! :-D
Yes but there is no more reliable source than the horse mouth Mick. This lot may tell us something about it but they may be inaccurate in their assessment.
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Nothing to do with codes but plenty to do with unnoticed trivia, but you can't beat a telegraph pole with a finial. This one is from Auld Reekie.

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I have just had a quick browse of that rather bitty site. It is very much thrown together, but I think it will convey all you may need to know about the poles themselves, the pre-erection storage in horizontal piles to stop the preservative from running to the bottom of the pole while still awaiting erection, being an example.

A couple of points that you may not find are that poles used to come in three diameters stout, medium and light. Each had its own uses which depended on site, soil structure, loading and ambient weather conditions among others. The same site may have a light pole or a stout pole depending on the number of spans it had to carry or different sites may have used different poles to carry the same load because of soil structure or prevailing wind conditions.

The second point is that the hammer test was used to determine the solidity of a pole and pole testing was a continuous routine activity carried out by a few specialist engineers whose ears were 'tuned' to the sounds made by good and bad poles when struck sharply about 18" above ground with a 2lb hammer!!

Dammit I knew this would happen if I started!!!! So I shall stop and go and have some dinner ready for Ronnie O'Sullivan v Mark Williams!! :-D

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excellent DMC qualification material
excellent DMC qualification material
The line under BT is actually a 3 Metre line, Marking 3 metres from the bottom of the post ie 1.2M above the visible base of the post as the, the hole for the post is 1.8M deep.

And the M is for Medium not Metre. 10L would be a 10 Metre Light Post.


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Bit of history 1955
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...and not just an exotic finial, but anti-bird spikes as well.
Bit different from the platforms provided by nesting storks on hundreds of h.t. pylons here!

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How Many Left?   1955 GPO Pole
How Many Left? 1955 GPO Pole
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We have a couple of 1950s vintage 'leccy poles in use where I work. Every time they're inspected they get slated for replacement..... but no one wants to do it as they'd have to be hand dug, so they don't get replaced. Apparently the older vintage poles are much better quality as they were preserved with much better preservatives - arsenic rings a bell, but I'm probably wrong on that.

I had cause to call out the 'leccy engineers a few years ago to clear a fallen tree. A squall had blown through and I'd seen the tree come down on the line, so I phoned them up straight away - they were on site in less than 30 minutes, very impressive. By the time they'd arrived they'd got a huge backlog of jobs as the squall had caused loads of damage elsewhere. They were about to cut the tree from the lines when they stopped, then moved their 4x4s well out of the way - apparently there'd been an incident where a branch was pinning down a line, and when they cut the branch free, the tension in the line caused the branch to be flung skywards..... landing on the windscreen of one of their vehicles. You live and learn :-D

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Find where this is if you can?

I now know the general Area, but lets try to get specific.

I can confirm it is not my own County Durham Moors, although it does look like the bit after Crawleyside bank near Stanhope in Weardale.

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So here's the info I have in spoilers should you wish to have a free delve just from the picture or just start with the general location.

Owner Prior to sale
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Ed Stratton
General Location for the photos
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"The Open Roads Of Deepest Dartmoor"
and a bit of Trivia for nothing. The owner prior to the Bonhams sale was Half of an "House music" duo called Jack 'n Chill. They had a mainstream hit reaching number 6 in the UK Charts on 7th February 1988.

Its got something, but I'll not inflict it on the general population of the FCF.

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This looks pretty adjacent
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