Greenbank

Lamp Post in a Garden

The corner of

Greenbank Road and Greenbank Grove

Lamp Post in a Garden on the corner of Greenbank Road and Greenbank Grove

  Mike Melrose, Greenbank, Edinburgh

 

Lamp Post in a Garden

Thank you to Mike Melrose for sending me this photo.

Mike wrote:

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"Perhaps some of your contributors could shed some light (pardon the pun) on my question.

Here is a photo of a lamp post that sits in the garden of a house on the corner of Greenbank Grove and Greenbank Road.  From time to time I have noticed similar Lamp Posts in gardens throughout Edinburgh.

Lamp Post in a garden on the corner of Greenbank Grove and Greenbank Road

I have a vague recollection that these Lamp Posts were presented for some form of civic service to Edinburgh, long serving Councillors etc.  Is this correct?    Or are there other reasons?

I am pretty sure, from looking at it that this was originally a Gas Street Lamp, although there is a bulb sitting on the base of the lantern housing.

Any information from your contributors would be most welcome.

Mike Melrose, Greenbank, Edinburgh:  January 8, 2011

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