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English Street Lights Online

By Mike Barford

As featured on BBC One's "The One Show" in November 2017.


and welcome to the site. For many years, 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, 15 February 2019.

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