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Drummond Place

Edinburgh New Town

1956

Drummond Place  -  1956

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Photo from Edinburgh Street Lighting Collection SL/90/8.  Photo taken June 2, 1956

 

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      Drummond Place  -  1956

 

Drummond Place

1956

This photo comes from the Edinburgh Street Lighting Collection held by Edinburgh City Archive. There is no photographer's name or other information on the photo, apart from the date:  June 2, 1956.

I assume that the photo was taken to show the newly installed lamp post in the middle of the photo, but it was the old tricycle with large wheels that I found to be more interesting.

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Steven Oliver

Duns, Borders, Scotland

Thank you to Steven Oliver for confirming the date of this photo: 

Steven wrote:

Street Lighting

"The photos of Drummond Place and  Great King Street would both have been taken in 1956:

Drummond Place

     Drummond Place  -  1956

Great King Street

     Great King Street  -  possibly around the 1950s

Similar columns were erected nearby, at the same time, in:

-  London Street

-  Dublin Street.

These are early Concrete Utilities (CU) Highway X columns; these continued to be installed in Edinburgh until around:

1989 for complete installations

-  1995 as casual replacements.  The lanterns would have been tungsten ones originally.  These were replaced, around 1960, by sodium lanterns.

The columns in:

-  Great King Street

-  London Street

-  Drummond Place

were replaced  by modern 'designer' installations in the early-1990s, but some of the Dublin Street examples still remain as of early 2011.

Steven added:

"There is a way of dating these columns.  I have a feeling it may be too technical for the general readership, but I'll include it for reference:

Lamp Post Dates

Early Concrete Utility Highway X columns had a slim base compartment around where the service door is.  From the late-1960s onwards, the base compartment became larger.

From 1983 onwards, all new concrete columns featured a code below the service door.  e.g. D22F, where '22F' indicates 'Concrete Utility Highway X columns',  The first letter of this code gives the year:    D=1983, E=1984, etc. ... P=1995

 

Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland:  January 27, 2011

 

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