77b. Harry Longden's House, Chaddesden. Located in the garden is a Revo 'Spondon' (known locally as a 'Bow Fitting') lantern on a cast iron column. Harry was one of Derby's street lighting men in years gone by - sadly he passed away a few years ago but the lantern and column have remained in-situ. The Spondon was a very common lantern in Derby in years gone by (perhaps due to it sharing a name with a part of the City) and good numbers were saved when they were being removed - meaning that many have ended up in private ownership. This example is one of the best ones - the enamelled reflector is in excellent condition, and the lantern is still fitted with an original Kingston lamp.
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