Daily Archive: September 12, 2011

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Pylons, poles and pyramids…

Rugby (North Oxford Canal) to 2 miles north of Nuneaton (Coventry Canal), 18 miles and 1 lock             Decades ago, long before concerns about energy consumption, a fellow teacher passed on a tip: when the winds are high pupils’ behaviour gets over-excitable, so put the lights on in the corridor. With winds very high today the sight of the huge pylons and switching gear just before Hawkesbury Junction (near Coventry) was strangely comforting. Usually the site is viewed as a...