148C. Talbot Court, Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire. Located near the junction with Water Lane is a Thorn Gamma 6 35 Watt SOX post-top lantern attached to a 5 m tubular steel column. Whilst numbers of the once-common Gamma 6 were in steep decline by 2020, versions of this type, with the lamp control gear mounted remotely and the wide-brimmed canopy fitted, were especially rare. How this lantern avoided being changed to an LED equivalent when all other side roads in the village were, I am uncertain; however, I suspect that the road may not be adopted by the County Council, as newer post-top lanterns are fitted to the other columns on this road, and these are to a type that is not used by Nottinghamshire.
Do not fear - the road is not on a severe camber; the picture is taken at an angle!
Unusually, a polycarbonate bowl is fitted (normally, they are acrylic and thus, do not discolour in the way that this one has). The detector for a Royce Thompson P42 photocell is installed on the lantern's base casting, rather than in the more common position on top of the lantern. I suspect that this was for ease when re-lamping the lantern - as the canopy has to be removed, having the detector situated on this would prevent the canopy from being removed completely, unless the wires for the detector were disconnected temporarily.
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