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Sunday, 29 August 2010

Wires Pipes Pylons





I'm stupidly excited by this. The very day before I found it, I'd been wondering about pylon history - the apparent lack of it - and the fact that they seem to have been installed with little or no fuss from the GBP. (Interesting to note from the foreward, btw, that even in 1962 there were "those who see great beauty in the lines of mighty pylons which stride majestically across our mountains and moorlands").

Anyone know when the first ones went up?

2 comments:

  1. The first British pylon was erected somewhere near Edinburgh, in 1928. There's some info here:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/mar/26/pylons-beauty-spender

    Also worthy of note:

    http://www.pylonofthemonth.org/

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