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concrete utilities' museum of street lighting

History

Original Inventory

Rodney Marshall Photographs

Lee Gale Photographs

North West Row

North Triangle

Front Row

South Corner

As part of their Golden Jubilee celebrations in 1974, Concrete Utilities founded a museum devoted to street lighting. Local authorities were invited to donate columns, brackets and lanterns; manufacturers offered archival material.

By 1980, the collection had grown, and exhibits could be found all over Concrete Utilities' sprawlling Ware headquaters.

In the 1990s, the company sold off part of their land for development, and moved into their smart, new offices. Part of the collection also moved with them, and their antique lighting equipment is now clustered around the main building and in the car park.