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Station Rd Replacements

In mid-late 2004, it was decided that night-time accidents on Station Rd, in Mickleover, Derby, were on the increase and that the lighting along the road was inadequate due to the well-developed trees obscuring lanterns, and so replacement, so-called 'brighter' lanterns were ordered. Unfortunately, the existing lanterns mainly consisted of Thorn Alpha 1s, a favourite lantern of mine, and so I decided that it would not do for such interesting lanterns to simply disappear without trace. Therefore, I made the decision to try to document the replacement programme as best I could, in order that the Alpha 1s (and indeed, whatever other lanterns on the road) could be remembered for years to come.

The thumbnails will take you to the different pages that I have created that involve the Station Rd Alpha 1s. If you rest your mouse cursor on the image, you will find out what page each image represents.

Photographs of the replacements:

Other information about or involving the Station Rd replacement scheme:



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