2d. Buckminster Gardens, Grantham, Lincolnshire. Situated approximately halfway up this short cul-de-sac stands an un-sleeved GEC 15 ft concrete column that nowadays supports a 1980s' top-entry Philips MI 50 35 W SOX lantern, but would, of course, have operated another lantern originally. A quick inspection of neighbouring streets upon spotting this installation revealed a number of surviving GEC concrete columns; however, this example is the only one that retains its original concrete bracket; the rest having been sleeved and fitted with a side-entry lantern. The reason that this installation remains untouched is unknown.

As is typical with GEC products, the column is of a very functional / industrial appearance when compared to the slightly more elegant contemporary offerings from Concrete Utilities and Stanton.

     

This view demonstrates the almost seamless transition between the column and the bracket.

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The column's steel inspection door (with aluminium GEC logo) carries some surface rust. The right-hand picture reveals the slight bevelling that exists in the concrete around the door aperture.

     
 

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