A plague of pylons
A terrifying army of “nude giant girls”. That is how the peerless poet Stephen Spender described the electricity pylons that went up right across Britain in the 1920s.
Now National Grid has erected the first of a new generation of pylons. And to be frank, they are every bit as visually awful. Although shorter than their predecessors, the white “T-pylons” resemble most of all cut-price ski-lift supports.