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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:43 am 
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Passed this veteran a few days ago in Cheadle Hulme

https://goo.gl/maps/3GUazdH2vjDvyNf99

Cropped down that could be 1970s


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:05 pm 
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Like you say, a rare survivor these days.

The fact that Ackersley Court is a private block, there is a chance that this light should linger on far longer than the SOX lanterns of Stockport MBC.

Their long lasting Beta Fives are certainly on the endangered list (along with the relatively recently installed 10m 'Cosmops').

I think the new lanterns are the 'S-Line' by Holophane. Although I'm not a huge fan of LEDs, these lanterns do look pretty good both day and night.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:04 pm 
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A survivor from the past in a sense, but a new private installation at the same time:

GEC Z5590 on cast iron column, Southampton

It's like following the PFI, the past is fighting back!


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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2021 3:40 pm 
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https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.57658 ... 8192?hl=en


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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2021 9:27 pm 
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cemon wrote:
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5765895,0.0370752,3a,58.4y,88.48h,92.57t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s02L4naE00Wl5wWStlefu0Q!2e0!5s20190401T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en


Those are not far from me, and I'm pretty sure I've seen them before! Fantastic survivors! There are more survivors in the car park of the leisure centre opposite - a couple of Phosco P178s (there is another one over to the right), what I think is some kind of Philips lantern just behind the P178, and, right at the back, an Eleco PT1178 (once ubiquitous on Redbridge's side streets):

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.575625,0.037646,3a,18.6y,224.64h,95.81t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sSapudkWhfgqipgPOip0Jfg!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa.googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3DSapudkWhfgqipgPOip0Jfg%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D343.00433%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:02 pm 
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Driving home from a camping holiday today, I found a Phosco P157, on the A35 in Chideock, Dorset. The rest of the main street is lit with Arcs and MRL6s.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:20 pm 
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SpeedStar wrote:
Driving home from a camping holiday today, I found a Phosco P157, on the A35 in Chideock, Dorset. The rest of the main street is lit with Arcs and MRL6s.


Looking at the positioning of the cable I think the reason for its survival is clear! What a pig to work on - with no obvious solution.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:28 pm 
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The P157 in Chideock hasn't lit up for I think several years now. I think the lamp just burnt to extinction and they ignored it.


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Stanton 10 concrete columns still with original cranked brackets and Revo Prefects/Thorn Beta 4s probably still running MBF in Lynton Devon, and some how missed by the LED conversion. (More behind camera).


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2021 6:51 pm 
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A trip up to Farnborough today revealed some survivors.

Lynchford Road, where the road was realigned it resulted in a short length of the old road being left as a stub and made private. However, there remains an Eleco GR150 on a 1970s column.

Alison's Road is owned and maintained by the MOD, and still retains some amazing curvy double bracket 1970s columns. A small number still retain GEC Z9554s.


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