126C. Off the A609 High Lane East, West Hallam, Ilkeston Located adjacent the Arthur Fisher Memorial Ground, and Nutbrook Cricket Club, is a wooden pole supporting a very derelict Thorn Beta 5 35 Watt SOX lantern. Judging by the condition of the lantern, it must have remained in this condition for many years, and in fact, a halogen floodlight has been installed beneath the Beta 5, and fed from the lantern's supply cable, as a replacement, and it too looks to have become abandoned subsequently.
The pole is surrounded by undergrowth, adding to the disused feel to the installation.
Looking up at the lantern, the bowl is missing, the gear tray is a damaged sheet of rust, and the remains of a 35 Watt SOX lamp are still fitted in the lampholder. Notice that a piece of twin-and-earth cable has been connected out of the bowlless lantern to feed the floodlight.
The floodlight's cover is bent out of shape. I assume that the wrecked Beta 5 was left attached as it served as a useful junction box for the floodlight's cable - the supply cable can be seen emerging from the left, and probably terminates directly into the lantern. As to why the bracket couldn't have been removed, and the floodlight fed from that cable instead, I am uncertain.
This close-up reveals that the ballast is missing (I suspect that it must have fallen out under its own weight, given that its connector block remains extant. I did have a quick look to see if it was still on the ground below, but judging by the condition of the gear tray, I expect that it would be a rusted block by now too.
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