173H. Saint Andrew's Road, Pershore, Worcestershire Still extant along this residential road in 2022 are three Stanton 7 concrete columns, and the same number of Stanton 10Fs. The (older) Stanton 7s have lost their original brackets through earlier sleeving works, but two are still fitted with 'older' lanterns, in the form of Revo Prefects. These may have been leftover Revo or Relite stock, as Simplex, which inherited the old Revo and Relite lantern ranges, did not continue production of the Prefect, but may have had sufficient spare parts available to make up the required number of lanterns for the order. The Prefect is a 1960s' design, but sleeving of concrete columns began in the 1980s. The 10F columns retain their concrete brackets, and support GEC Z5590s (as does one of the 7s) which may be original to when they were installed.
This particular 10F column is the first concrete column from Defford Road.
Multiple lichen spores have formed towards the top of the column, and on to the bracket.
Although the lanterns run high pressure sodium (SON) lamps these days, years of running mercury vapour (MBF) lamps previously has discoloured the Z5590's polycarbonate bowl.
The second installation was located a little further along the road.
Part of the sealing gasket has detached in this example, making it visible within the bowl area.
The Stanton 7 columns are early models, as evidenced by their wider bases and steel doors, and date to the late 1940s - early 1950s.
This is the only 7-type column of the three to be fitted with a Z5590. An elliptical lamp appears to be fitted here.
Another 10F was located the other side of the Abbey Road junction.
A Royce Thompson P42 photocell detector is visible on the Z5590's canopy.
The first of the two Stanton 7s fitted with Prefects followed.
The sleeve design is unusual, with the outreach ending abruptly. From a practical point-of-view, threading wiring through these must have been a rather fiddly procedure.
The final installation must be especially glary after nightfall!
Much of the lamp is protruding through a large hole in the underside of the bowl.
Peering up into the damaged lantern reveals that the lampholder mounting bracket has detached from its internal mounting rods; hence, the hanging lamp. The lantern is also misaligned on its bracket.
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