15. Thorn Civic 1.

Spotted on Sunday, 18th March 2007 - Footpath linking Uplands Avenue with Field Rise, Littleover.

What I think happened: The Civics used on this footpath run 57 W PL-T lamps - as my own example does. This particular type of lamp is heavy due to its construction and because of this, it can be dislocated from the lampholder quite easily when the column is shaken (please do not actually try this - just take my word for it!). A large percentage of the lanterns along this footpath had suffered this fate when I visited - in many cases, the only work needed to get them going again would simply be to re-fit the lamps; however, two lanterns featured smashed lamps - one had broken inside the bowl - the other was in a worse condition - the bowl itself had been targeted. These are the two lanterns shown below. (None of the lanterns on this footpath have NEMA sockets - it may be that minicells are fitted instead; or that the lanterns are group-switched from a feeder pillar adjacent Uplands Avenue.)


Pictures:

The white items just about visible on the ground to the side of this column are pieces of the PL-T lamp. Also in the grass were parts of the bowl. The next column along (visible in the background) was one of the few lanterns which still appeared to work - although even this was missing a bowl clip!

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