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


London Underground Section

Online Equipment Sales

English Street Lights Online


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 Sunday, 20th April 2014.

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Material for the next update is being collected now, with the results likely to be published in the autumn or winter of 2015. However, I would advise that you check this page regularly, in case the update occurs sooner or later than this expected timescale. I hope that, if and when the update is published, it will have been worth the wait...

2002-2015 English Street Lights Online