160b. Norfolk Square, Glossop, High Peak Situated near the junction of Norfolk Street in this Derbyshire town are two wall-mounted GEC Z8260 lanterns, designed for running two 2 ft (600 mm) 40 W linear fluorescent lamps. Whilst Z8260s were once a common sight on British Rail stations and infrastructure, today, their numbers are very low, so for two to be seen together in 2019 is rather remarkable. Although the town's railway station is nearby, there is probably no railway link to these examples, although the building to which they are attached was used as a taxi office, and so may have been installed as a means of providing additional illumination for waiting drivers.

One of the two lanterns is visible below; the second is obscured by the 'To Let' sign.

 

Blackening is evident to the rear of the top lamp, and to the front of the bottom lamp, suggesting that they are both worn out.

 

The same lantern, from the other side.

 

For a long period, the second lantern's bowl was hanging open; however, by the time that these photographs were taken, this had been re-secured.

 

The lamps are missing from this lantern, though the watermark left from the bowl having been left hanging open is visible.

 
 

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