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All across the telegraph
Old 08-27-2014   #1
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All across the telegraph



I've always enjoyed photographs of telegraph poles, phone lines and the general mess that you can often see above street level, a sort of 'street photography for birds'. If you like this too, please post here.
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Yes, I love those old style poles! Keep 'em coming...
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I've always enjoyed photographs of telegraph poles, phone lines and the general mess that you can often see above street level, a sort of 'street photography for birds'. If you like this too, please post here.
"Telegraph pole"s is funny to my US ear, is that common in the UK, rather than "telephone" or the more common "utility" poles?

I did find the first was in the UK -- "Cooke and Wheatstone had their first commercial success with a system installed on the Great Western Railway over the 13 miles (21 km) from Paddington station to West Drayton in 1838, the first commercial telegraph in the world."
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"Telegraph pole"s is funny to my US ear, is that common in the UK, rather than "telephone" or the more common "utility" poles?
Well it's what I call them but then I was having a conversation with a neighbour of similar age recently, both of us bemoaning the fact that so many terms and expressions of our youth are no longer used. So while it was common years ago I may be the only one still using it!
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A somewhat more desolate-looking section of the same trail:

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Well it's what I call them but then I was having a conversation with a neighbour of similar age recently, both of us bemoaning the fact that so many terms and expressions of our youth are no longer used. So while it was common years ago I may be the only one still using it!
... no they are still telegraph-poles, and so is the wireless
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"Telegraph pole"s is funny to my US ear, is that common in the UK, rather than "telephone" or the more common "utility" poles?

They are always referred to as telegraph poles .
Utility is a fairly recent word in the UK (I would suggest).
Only applied to the companies who supply a particular service .

Come to think of it its only the media who use that ...most people still call them as gas or electricity companies rather than utility companies.

Great shots everyone ...never think of taking anything like that .
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