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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:09 pm 
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The villages of the Wallops on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border have been mentioned on Ukastle before for their parish mercury lighting. 2 phases of LED replacements have meant that only 4 of those I originally photographed, still survive.

No 1 on the junction with the A343.

An amazing long bracket with GEC Z5590.

A Phosco P236. and a 2nd one.

And finally, a newly discovered Z5590 on another gigantic bracket.

Meanwhile in Winchester, another relic has sadly lost its bowl.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:00 am 
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I took a night drive by Middle Wallop and Over Wallop last night. There are a total of 10 mercury lanterns surviving.

Thorn Beta 79s 1 2 3

Phosco P235s 1 2

GEC Z5590s 1 2 3 4 5

Two of the GEC Z5590s are not working, which are No.2 and No.3 on the photos above (Station Road short bracket and the newly discovered long bracket on Pound Road. This will likely not be a good omen for the remaining mercury stock. No.2 was one that phosco152 forgot to mention, but there is actually a fifth surviving Z5590 which is No.5 down a footpath. As for the Phoscos, these are remote gear and so P235s. With regards the Beta 79s, there used to be some in the area latterly fitted with CDO-TT lamps, but it seems all these got replaced with the latest LED replacements whereas the mercury ones were left.

The new LED lighting is excessively bright, with the 2nd phase ASD Diamond Highway LED lanterns being especially overpowering compared with the 1st phase DW Windsor Kirium Pro Mini LED lanterns. Far brighter than what would have been installed if they had signed up their parish lighting for renewal with the PFI. But at least it is variety.


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