The lads from the electricity company came and replaced a few yards of cable and left this sitting on the edge of the road. One of the coils must have fallen and broken as it is piled in pieces. I'm surprised someone hasn't grabbed the wood already.
These big wooden coils are left there till they rot. We picked up one a few years ago, twice the size of this small cable reel/drum. I had a brilliant idea to put it in the back garden and use as a table.
It weighed a ton and took four hefty men to lift it on the back of a pick-up truck. When we got it home it was too big and too heavy to get over the wall into the garden. K took it to pieces and the two big circular pieces ended up tied outside to our railings for a couple of years. We couldn't get anyone to take them away and our neighbour, downhill, was worried that they would come loose and roll down into his house.
Eventually we did find a sucker to take them away, after being lifted once again by four strong pre-hernia males into a farm truck. What we needed was a rugby team, or at least those usually very hefty backs. They would have manhandled it all easily over the fence, up the steps, across the balcony and away under the walnut tree to make a little oasis for me.