Interestingly, it seems the time switches for part night operation were retained as the Sapphires have blanking cells.
Streetfighters, not Sapphires!
Meanwhile, I too have updated my Fotopic site. Most new photos have been placed in a new Arun District
gallery, although four from outside the district have been placed in Miscellaneous Street Lighting
Note, I have suggested that the GEC Octagonal Saucer dates from the 1980s. I assume this to be its age given that all columns on approach roads are 1980s columns, and the column supporting the Saucer is of the same type and appears to be in the same condition. GEC were certainly still getting lots of orders for GEC Fruitbowl Saucers in the mid 1980s, such as in Hampshire where they shared duties with MA50s from new.
As for Oakcroft Gardens in Littlehampton, home to the Bleeco Worthing open lanterns, it is a great shame how many columns have been sleeved. On the last visit there was one casual replacement column, the AC Ford casual replacement lantern, and possibly one sleeve. On yesterday's visit, approximately half of the original condition columns had been sleeved.Originally Posted: 25-09-2009, 06:16:49 am