11d. University of Derby Mickleover Campus, Chevin Avenue. Just inside the gate of this now-defunct university site are a couple of Hume Atkins E5890 Area lanterns. It appears that there might have been more of these lanterns in the past but they have now all been replaced with modern post-top lanterns, apparently running mercury lamps. These lanterns, on the other hand, are designed for tungsten - one large lamp still remains in one fitting but is broken in the other. The lanterns probably do not work anymore - the one fitted with a lamp appears to be disconnected.
Yes, that is me reflected in the mirrored glass of the building in the background!
I kept a close eye on these fittings for several weeks and every time I checked, nothing had changed. Typically, the one week when I didn't visit, the demolition crews moved in and these relics were lost forever. The following couple of photographs, taken on a foggy day in December 2007, show the site as the bulldozers moved in. A few weeks later, the buildings were no more.
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