87d. Dimple Rd, Matlock. Two survivors are on this road. Firstly, in the grounds of some retirement bungalows is an ELECO-Way HW 879 post-top; running (what appears to be) a regular low-energy lamp. The concrete column is in a very poor condition where it meets the lantern - repairs appear to have been attempted; however the lantern still looks about ready to fall. Another column is further down the path, although this is fitted with a Thorn Gamma 6 these days.


The second Survivor on this road is a 35 W SOX Relite/Simplex Gemini mounted on a Revo cast iron column with an AC Ford swan neck and control box. The lantern is fitted with an SS54 photocell which was dayburning when I visited. Although the day was very overcast, I believe it is probably still a faulty cell rather than it being too dark for the unit to switch off. Geminis are rare in this area - I am surprised that something like a Beta 5 was not used instead.

The  concrete columns supporting the two post-tops were later replaced; probably for the best, considering the poor condition that the columns were in!


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