NT5035 : A restored street lamp at Tweed Crescent, Galashiels

taken 8 years ago, near to Galashiels, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

A restored street lamp at Tweed Crescent, Galashiels
A restored street lamp at Tweed Crescent, Galashiels
The refurbishment of this street lamp dating back to the 1800s was recently completed by the local council. The lamp was originally erected in Market Square but was moved to Tweed Crescent in 1933. When the stone base was removed a drinking fountain and horse drinking trough was revealed. The Old Gala Club, a local historical society, researched the original lamp and discovered that it had an ornate triple lantern on top. Further research revealed that the company which made the original lantern was still in existence and they were commissioned to supply a new three lantern light to the same style as the original, but lit by electricity rather than gas. A specialist foundry was commissioned to repair the iron lighting column and a local firm completed the job with a red and gold paint finish. For a view of the lamp before the refurbishment works, see NT5035 : An ornamental lamp standard in Galashiels.
(Source: local newspaper The Border Telegraph).
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Date Taken
Thursday, 31 March, 2011   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 31 March, 2011
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Lamppost   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 5012 3515 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:36.4432N 2:47.5986W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 5012 3515
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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