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pudding

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The old and new
« on: October 21, 2012, 09:43:55 AM »
 
The street lamps are being replaced by the new LED lamps,
 
I thought I'll get a snap before the older lamps have all gone.as for the old lamps was a marvel to me as a kid replacing the gas lamps in Nechells about 1962

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Re: The old and new
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2012, 10:44:00 AM »
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This has always been one of my favourite gas lamp photos. It's from 1968 and shows a gas lamp lighter cleaning the glass in one of the few remaining gas lamps in Birmingham at that time.
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2012, 10:58:37 AM »
Phil, This photo of a gas lamp is my favourite
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2012, 11:16:36 AM »
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Yes I remember that one, there was some confusion to where it actually was, wasn't there? This is another interesting one. The last gas lamp in Birmingham being removed in Duke Street Gosta Green in the early 70's if I remember correctly.
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2012, 12:02:19 PM »
Phil, do know if any of the old gas lamps were coverted to electric lamps by fitting a unit on the top?
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2012, 01:20:10 PM »
Not that I can recall pudding, but I think the electric lighting needed to be higher than the gas lamps. I believe that is why they are changing them again now, because the new lighting needs to be higher still. I know that a lot of the old lamps were converted to electricity and sold for private use.
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2012, 04:49:06 PM »
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Yes I remember that one, there was some confusion to where it actually was, wasn't there?
   
Was it on the corner of Icknield Square and Freeth Street?
 
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Re: The old and new
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2012, 05:15:50 PM »
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Yes I believe that was the location where it was decided it was, I thought at that time that it was the corner of Allison St & Coventry S in Digbeth.
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Re: The old and new
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2012, 10:05:12 PM »
Phil,
 went out and taken a shot of the lamp in a street that I think has been converted to electric at some time back
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Re: The old and new
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2012, 10:27:46 PM »
i think this is the only place that still has working gas lamps
 
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Re: The old and new
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2012, 07:58:50 AM »
pudding I don't think there is many of those about, though as I said it is quite higher than it was originally. Which prompts me to ask the question again, why couldn't they do this with the new lighting that is being installed now?
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