14. Thorn Beta 5.

Spotted on Thursday, 15th February 2006 - Footpath linking Markeaton St with the A38 Queensway, City Centre. (Not far from Damaged Lantern #12)

What I think happened: The lantern in question is in close proximity to a footbridge which allows pedestrians to cross over the A38 and go onto Markeaton Park. It is possible that the lantern was attacked from above - perhaps someone jumped from the bridge and swung on the lantern/bracket. The lantern is in a bad way - the bowl is missing and the gear tray is hanging open due to the hinge being broken. Remarkably, the lamp appears to be intact although the lantern is not lit at night.


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This installation was replaced as part of the Derby Street Lighting PFI in early 2011.

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