136. Hayfield Road, Chinley, High Peak On the section of road between the turn for the village of Wash and Charley Lane (not a person in this context!) are several 'Adastra' sectional columns made by Poles Ltd (formerly of Birmingham). The columns are likely be around 50 years old (as of 2009), if not older, and yet are still in excellent condition, with virtually no visible corrosion whatsoever. Today the lanterns are fitted with top-entry 55 W SOX Simplex Gemini lanterns (although curiously 90 W SOX Thorn Alphas 4 and 9 have been installed as replacements over time), however the original lanterns appear to have been 85 W SO/H / SOI/H (the precursor to 55 W SOX) open-type lanterns...what a shame that they are long gone!
The lock on this particular column's door has failed at some point; a stainless steel band now holds the door in place:
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