3C. Off Alfreton Road Road, Little Eaton. Situated on an access road leading from the Drum Hill Reservoir that parallels a public footpath are a series of tubular steel columns supporting Thorn Beta 4 lanterns, all of which are likely to be disused, as many are vandalised and have no lamps left in them.
This rather bent column is the first to be seen after traversing the short underpass beneath the A38 that accommodates both the access road and the bridleway. The concrete barrier visible at the bottom of the picture marks the divide between both tracks.
I was disappointed to see that the bowl attached to this example had been broken - for years, the bowl had remained intact; albeit, swinging loosely on its hinge.
A small fragment of the bowl remained attached.
The following installation was in similar condition.
One example further up the hill still remained intact.
The bowl appeared to be the type with refractor prisms moulded into the polycarbonate; the same as with my own example.
Moving back down the hill, and back on the other side of the A38 now, I was surprised to see that the lantern located at the point at which the access road and bridleway cross was still intact - the abundance of tree branches surrounding it perhaps assisting with this.
A slightly different style of bowl was fitted here.
Another intact installation could be seen immediately south of the crossing.
The installation looked strangely out of place, being surrounded by woodland.
The lighting continued down the access road into the treatment works - unsurprisingly, the first installation within the perimeter fence was also in good condition.
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