115n Off Works Road, Hollingwood, Chesterfield All roads lead somewhere, and the one seen on the previous page is no exception to this rule. At the other end of the road that leads through the derelict land formerly occupied by Staveley Works (think 'Stanton & Staveley') are three further 8 m tubular steel columns supporting Thorn Alpha 1 90 W SOX lanterns. Unlike the immaculate examples seen previously, these three lanterns are in slightly poorer condition overall, with one of the examples displaying a prominent water ingress issue.

The first column from Works Road is located adjacent The Clocktower Business Centre; more on the next page.

 

A NEMA socket is fitted to this example, complete with a 'tall cone' Zodion photocell. The NEMA socket appears to be standing proud of the lantern, probably out of ease when it was fitted, as there is not a great deal of space within the rear shoe section of the lantern, unless it is a factory-fitted socket, as is the case with my Thorn EMI-branded example.

 

The second column is located at the start of the closed-off section of the road.

 

The lantern's Opticell has some internal dried-on water ingress stains.

 

The third column is located behind steel gates that prevent access to the former Works site. This lantern has probably not worked since the company closed.

 

Apologies for the blurry picture here; blame the sun. The years of disuse have taken their toll on this lantern - it has rotated on its bracket, and rainwater has collected in the Opticell.

 
 

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