110d. School Lane / Beacon Road, Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffordshire Similar to the installations seen earlier, two un-sleeved Stanton 10 F concrete columns were situated in the vicinity of this junction until May 2019. Both columns retained their (seemingly) original Atlas Beta 5 / AEI Amber Minor lanterns until being replaced under Staffordshire's Street Lighting PFI replacement work. Whilst I made an effort for these very rare lanterns to be saved for me, unfortunately, owing to modern-day bureaucracy, I was unable to do so...apparently, collecting lanterns now requires one to carry registered charity status (no, me neither); thus, the only evidence that these historical installations ever existed is limited to photographs, and luckily, I had the foresight to capture them through the medium of photography before they disappeared forever.

Thankfully, the better of the two installations was surrounded by well-established foliage growth - I hope that this made the column's removal all the more complicated!

 

The lantern featured the original type of bowl, with glued-on side refractors only.

 

A Royce Thompson P42 two-part photocell (which may have been original also) switched the lantern on and off as necessary.

 

The second Beta 5 / Amber Minor had lost its bowl, and was dayburning.

 

The 26 W SOX-E lamp provided good illumination into the lantern, revealing the internal wiring, including the four-way porcelain connector block for the lamp and photocell detector circuits.

 
 

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