3b. Duffield Road, Little Eaton. Spotted completely by chance as I walked along the road are the remains of a 1930s' Revo concrete column base. The reason for the column base's survival is because it is embedded within a stone wall, and trying to remove it would have caused the wall to be damaged, not to mention that a hole would have been created in the stonework. In light of this, when a new tubular steel column was installed nearby, the embedded section of the concrete column was left alone.

Being the same colour as the surrounding stones, the concrete stump is easily overlooked, even with the inspection door missing. The base of the replacement steel column (dating from the mid-2000s) is visible.

 

The former column base is nowadays devoid of all former electrical components; only the backboard survives. When the old column's shaft was cut away, the internal steel conduit was exposed.

     

The Revo name and patent number were still perfectly legible in the door frame.

 

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