|Romiley's New Lamp Posts, 2003 [8/9]|
A journey through time and space with an Aiptek PenCam
39. The eastern end of the New Lamp Zone and beyond.
A shot of the eastern pair of fancy lamp posts from in front of the BP petrol station (left) and a shot of one of the old sodium street lamp just beyond the New Lamp Zone (right).
Update : 2003/10/21
40. Eighty-six the numbers, someone has blundered!
41: Update 2003/11/23
42: Xmas comes to the new lamps
The white van with the hydraulic arm is out again. Xmas decorations are being strapped to the new lamps to supplement the excellent lights in the large trees on Compstall Road near the Xmas tree site. The pictures show (left) the van crew doing things to Lamp 7 on Stockport Road (opposite the Post Office) and (right) one they finished earlier - Lamp 5 on Compstall Road (at the Royal Bank of Scotland).
|2003/12/26 & 2004/03/15|
43. Further developments outside the remit
Not just the lamps in the centre of the village have been replaced. The pictures above show that there has been a further campaign to swap the plain lamp with long tops (at roadside of left pavement) for lamps with squatter, rounder tops (at back of left pavement). As these two pictures taken 3 months apart show, there is a sense of urgency about getting the work done comparable with that of the fancy lamp project.
44: Looking East (above) then West (below)
Over a year after the job began, Lamp 15 on Stockport Road (right side of the road in the picture above) is now in place facing No. 14 to mark the western limit of the New Lamp Zone. The picture above also shows the traffic island, which was added last year to help the people living at Metcalfe Court cross the road. Quite why they would want to cross here when there's nothing much on the north side of Stockport Road at this point is one of life's little mysteries.
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