104. Baslow Road, Bakewell. Between Station Rd and Castle Mount Crescent are several surviving cast iron columns - not much of a surprise there considering that much of the town is in a conservation area, but things start getting more interesting when I add that many of the lanterns are fitted with AC Ford AC848 lanterns running 80 W mercury lamps - and there was me thinking that all mercury lighting on Derbyshire's public roads had been removed years ago!

This example must not be very effective at lighting the road at all - the bowl is very yellowed and the lantern is obscured by evergreen trees!

 

This AC848 is fitted with an anti-vandal bowl from a Thorn Beta 7 - both lanterns having bowl rings of the same size.

Finally, we have this example on a somewhat short column just before the Castle Mount Crescent junction.


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