The Sandonia.

EasMid

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I can’t remember who or where it was but someone here was asking about a snooker triangle. Could it be worth asking the people at the Sandonia whether there’s anything like that lying around.
(It’s a serious suggestion, for once I’m not taking the p*ss)
 

Trumpet

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I can’t remember who or where it was but someone here was asking about a snooker triangle. Could it be worth asking the people at the Sandonia whether there’s anything like that lying around.
(It’s a serious suggestion, for once I’m not taking the p*ss)
Long shot but worth a punt. I'll try and swing by there later today see if there's anyone around.
 

The Notorious A.N.T.

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Walked past the rear of The Sandonia the other day. It looks like Godzilla has gone through it!. The high reach demolition machine is still on site so the owner must be confident of getting permission to take it down. Looking at what has been done already I think it is hard to see how it could be saved anyway now.
 

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markpa12003

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Walked past the rear of The Sandonia the other day. It looks like Godzilla has gone through it!. The high reach demolition machine is still on site so the owner must be confident of getting permission to take it down. Looking at what has been done already I think it is hard to see how it could be saved anyway now.

The frontage can still be saved, plus the council could demand that the building is rebuilt as it was prior to the demolition. Unlikely to happen though.
 

BobClay

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I do like the telegraph pole, having climbed a few some decades back. Seems to be a lot of wire hanging down off it though, that needs sorting. :P

I never fail to be amazed at how plants will get in on the act in what seem to be unlikely places. (Or maybe they were trying to get inside for free .... :eek: )
 

Gramaisc

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I do like the telegraph pole, having climbed a few some decades back. Seems to be a lot of wire hanging down off it though, that needs sorting. :P

I never fail to be amazed at how plants will get in on the act in what seem to be unlikely places. (Or maybe they were trying to get inside for free .... :eek: )
Even telephone poles can be colonised.

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littleme

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Even telephone poles can be colonised.

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Our old cat Smokey got stuck up a telephone pole outside the house for 2 days years ago, in the end the RSPCA called the Firebrigade out to him (he was elderly and unable to get down), I've never seen a cat leap into someone's arms so quickly - although the poor fireman thought the cat was going to savage him. He (Smokey) made it into the Newsletter but with the wrong street name :xd:.

I got severely told off by the firemen for trying to climb a ladder a neighbour had provided (Joe) to reach the itty bitty metal 'steps'.... He said part of it at the top has a current running through.... I was never sure if that was true or if he was trying to put me off climbing telephone posts...
 

Gramaisc

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Our old cat Smokey got stuck up a telephone pole outside the house for 2 days years ago, in the end the RSPCA called the Firebrigade out to him (he was elderly and unable to get down), I've never seen a cat leap into someone's arms so quickly - although the poor fireman thought the cat was going to savage him. He (Smokey) made it into the Newsletter but with the wrong street name :xd:.

I got severely told off by the firemen for trying to climb a ladder a neighbour had provided (Joe) to reach the itty bitty metal 'steps'.... He said part of it at the top has a current running through.... I was never sure if that was true or if he was trying to put me off climbing telephone posts...
The one outside your house is a telephone pole, rather than an electricity pole, and the electrocution hazard is not huge.

However, the hazards of resting a ladder against a round pole are somewhat larger.
 

littleme

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The one outside your house is a telephone pole, rather than an electricity pole, and the electrocution hazard is not huge.

However, the hazards of resting a ladder against a round pole are somewhat larger.
I thought he was lying, he said the circular wire that all the individual house wires are connected to, holds a charge... I think he was just trying to put me off climbing up things.... The ladder didn't reach the little steps anyhow!
 
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BobClay

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It's amazing that something can colonise a telegraph pole. Those things are boiled in high pressure creosote. I can remember during the summer you'd get creosote on your hands even from old poles, that had been up for years. You don't see many BT pole climbers these days, they tend to use those hydraulic lifters. But for some runs, across fields to farms and the like, I still think you'll need the old ladder and belt.
 

Gramaisc

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It's amazing that something can colonise a telegraph pole. Those things are boiled in high pressure creosote. I can remember during the summer you'd get creosote on your hands even from old poles, that had been up for years. You don't see many BT pole climbers these days, they tend to use those hydraulic lifters. But for some runs, across fields to farms and the like, I still think you'll need the old ladder and belt.
That pole went up in 2008/9 - I suspect the newer ones may not be boiled in such 'good' stuff as the old ones.

There are far older poles in better condition than that one is.
 
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