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ROD. A measure sixteen feet and a half long; a perch.

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The business is also recruiting another high-level maintenance engineer and two lightning conductor apprentices to join its 30-strong team and has plans to continually grow its workforce throughout 2012.
Now thieves have returned for a third time, to steal the copper in the church's lightning conductor, which runs the height of the building, leaving the church at real risk of being burned to the ground should lightning strike.
Mr Caldwell joined STS in 2012 and is currently a trainee lightning conductor engineer with the group, working on projects including the Byker Wall redevelopment and for Mechtool Engineering.
Stone Technical Services specialises in all aspects of high level maintenance, lightning conductor installation and steeplejack services as well as restoration and masonry refurbishment projects.
The church hit the news headlines for all the wrong reasons in July 2008 when thieves brought its huge spire crashing down through the roof in a botched attempt to steal its lightning conductor.
The lifesize bronze statue of Fred perched on top of a chimney holding a lightning conductor was unveiled in Bolton by his third wife Sheila, 48.
More specifically, it showed what could happen if your brand new lightning conductor (just invented by Priestley's friend, Benjamin Franklin) was not fixed correctly.
Contractors will take the opportunity to fit a lightning conductor to the top of the Anglican church, which dates from 1856.
Robbi Dickinson is an apprentice lightning conductor engineer at Stone Technical Services Group, in Darlington.
St Mary's Church, in Acklam, Middlesbrough, has once again been targeted by vandals when they stole its lightning conductor cable.
Over recent years you have reported the theft of lead from church and house roofs, roofing slates, paving stones and tiles, copper wire from railway signalling systems and, in one case, of a lightning conductor resulting in the collapse of a church steeple.
A steeplejack was struck by lightning yesterday - as he installed a lightning conductor on a tower block.