NY7976 : One of the new totem poles (detail)

taken 1 month ago, near to Stonehaugh, Northumberland, Great Britain

One of the new totem poles (detail)
One of the new totem poles (detail)
The celebrated totem poles of Stonehaugh were first fashioned by forestry workers in 1971 at a time when chainsaws were a novelty. After the base of the poles rotted, they were replaced in 1982 and again in 1992. In 2018, the poles were taken down for a third time; after removing the rotten parts, the truncated totem poles have been re-erected behind the village hall.

The fourth set of poles have now been installed. Forestry England donated three 80ft larch tree trunks for the project. Responsibility for the three new designs was undertaken separately by Eggers (the timber board manufacturers in Hexham), by Forestry England in discussion with Wark First School, and by the National Park. Northumbria Water supplied sections of water main pipe to protect against base rot.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 November, 2019   (more nearby)
Monday, 11 November, 2019
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Public buildings and spaces 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 7900 7615 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:4.7611N 2:19.8278W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 79000 76145
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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