1950s Streetlights

Once upon a time, chunky concrete streetlights with arched arms lit a large proportion of the country's streets. They're very much a dying breed now, but in some towns a few cling on here and there. I remember many in Leeds when I was younger, though I can't think of any that survive now. Warrington is a different story, with a few streets tucked away in the suburbs that still have a number of these handsome lights.

Thanks to Mike Barford of www.streetlightonline.co.uk for identifying all the lamps.


18 months later, the old lights around Greenwood Crescent remain proudly in place. The ones on Hallfields Road are, sadly, now long gone.

And in 2008, the situation is updated by Jon:

"Those concrete columns in Greenwood Crescent in Warrington have been replaced by 8-metre Malitite galvanised columns with 100-watt WRTL ARC lanterns. Warrington Borough Council have been doing a lot of column replacements over the last year due to many older units failing the structural testing."

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Published25 October 2003

Last updated25 February 2017