184. Chester Road East, Queensferry, Deeside Thanks to fellow collector Arlen Moulton for informing me of these Survivors. Situated on a piece of land between Chester Road East and the entrance to an ASDA supermarket are two Survivor installations - the first is a Concrete Utilities' 'Highway X' 8 m concrete column supporting a Philips SGS 203 lantern. This column is likely to date from an earlier road alignment, when its position lit a section of the Aston Road, although given that a much more modern lantern is fitted, it may have been retained as a means of illuminating the footpath behind the current road alignment. The second column, a Thorn Sheerline (QC3) aluminium type, supports the (rather limited) remains of a Thorn Gamma 5 post-top lantern.
A Royce Thompson Oasis 2000 photocell is fitted to the SGS 203, suggesting that it may date from the early-mid 2000s. I wonder what lantern the column supported originally.
A replacement door has been placed over part of the column's original aluminium door, suggesting damage has occurred to the latter. Notice the small crack to the left of the concrete.
The QC3 column is surrounded by vegetation, although this wasn't dense enough to prevent the Gamma 5 from being vandalised.
An elliptical lamp protrudes from the smashed remains of the lantern bowl. This particular lantern utilised the Thorn 'QCX' base casting, which screwed directly into the top of the column.
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