TQ0158 : Telegraph pole in Heathfield Road

taken 5 months ago, near to Woking, Surrey, Great Britain

Telegraph pole in Heathfield Road
Telegraph pole in Heathfield Road
The very first lines that were hung from poles were telegraph wires. Places was connected to the network with just one or two lines – very few poles were needed. With the invention of the telephone, this all changed. At first, rival companies did not want to share their poles with one another. Inevitably, legislation was passed to compel it.

Most telegraph poles are about 30ft above the ground with 6 feet planted in the ground.They are tested by a B.T. Openreach operative after they have been “planted” for twelve years and then at ten yearly intervals. Telegraph poles are still plentiful in the UK and Ireland although they have been completely eradicated in Holland.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 21 December, 2021   (more nearby)
Friday, 31 December, 2021
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Communications 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 012 582 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.8402N 0:32.9180W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 012 583
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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