Local Lanterns

Survivors from the Past

Station Road Replacements

A38 Markeaton to Little Eaton Replacements

Derby's Street Lighting PFI Contract

Damaged / Vandalised Installations

The 'Derby 100' - A History


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English Street Lights Online

By Mike Barford


and welcome to the site. For many years, off and on, I have been interested in the somewhat unusual subject of street lighting. This interest resulted in the acquiring of my first lantern in 2002, and since then, I acquired many more. With my collection now consisting of lanterns and associated running equipment from a variety of eras, I have been able to assemble something of a virtual history of street lighting in the United Kingdom (especially that of the Derbyshire area) through this site.

The site was last updated on Friday, 4th December 2015.

(April 2016) Against my better judgement, I have decided to keep the website operational for another year, despite the cost of hosting, and the somewhat limited response received to the material uploaded at the last update.

The PayPal donation facility will remain operational; the link is displayed below. A big 'thank-you' to Alan, Colin P, and to Peter from The Royal Cinema in Faversham, for their individual generosity - I was beginning to think that the link didn't work!


Click here for details of the latest update.

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