English Street Lights Online

By Mike Barford

As featured on BBC One's "The One Show" in November 2017.

20 Years of Lantern Collecting!






2002 - 2022



Survivors from the Past

Local Lanterns

Notable Replacement Schemes

Derby's Street Lighting PFI Contract

In Memoriam - Jeremy Skertchly

The 'Derby 100' - A History


Online Equipment Sales

London Underground Section







and welcome to the site. For many years, I have been interested in the somewhat unusual subject of street lighting. This interest resulted in the acquiring of my first lantern in 2002, and since then, I have acquired many more. With my collection now consisting of lanterns and associated running equipment from a variety of eras, I have been able to assemble something of a virtual history of street lighting in the United Kingdom (especially that of the Derbyshire area) through this site.

The most recent site update occurred on Friday, 14 October 2022.

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