Tuesday 13 September 2011

Lamppost, Cathedral Green, Derby made by Andrew Handyside in 1893.

Andrew Handyside who made Friar Gate bridge in Derby also made lots of other cast iron street furniture items such as lampposts. These lampposts were made right here in Derby at the former Britannia Ironworks on Duke Street.

Next time you visit Derby Cathedral Green where Derby's Museum of Industry and History is located, stop and have a look at the ornate Lamppost located near the top of Silk Mill Lane near the Old Silk Mill pub.

This lighting column was originally located on Museum Square on the Wardwick but re-erected at this location on the 10th October 1993 to mark the centenary of Derby's first public electric lighting scheme.
It is the ONLY surviving example of the columns used in this scheme and is close to the side of Derby's first electric power station.
In 2008 it was taken down and put into safe storage while the Derby Cathedral Green was being created, It was re-erected in 2009.

This lamppost is 30’ high, 2’9” diameter swan neck, with moulded pendant. Heavily moulded lower section, with applied Derby Borough Council Crest also manufacturers name "Andrew Handyside, Derby".
A few months ago I photographed another Handyside lamppost which is in the museum stores.

Have a real look all around at this Handyside lamppost using my interactive 360 degree photograph below. I created this show in 2009 when the newly created Derby Cathedral Green had just opened.
360 degree Virtual Reality Photograph. <--Click to view it.

Photographs of the Handyside cast Iron Lamppost.
A view showing the complete lamppost and its location.
Handyside Lamp 4 of 4, Derby Cathedral Green

A view of the top of the lamp post with the ornate decoration.
Handyside Lamp 3 of 4, Derby Cathedral Green

A close up of the finely detailed casting on this lamppost. Showing the Borough Council crest of arms.
Handyside Lamp 2 of 4, Derby Cathedral Green

A close up of the Andrew Handyside badge and year of manufacture.
Handyside Lamp 1 of 4, Derby Cathedral Green

Map Location:
View my Andrew Handyside World Map to see the exact location of this lamppost on my world map.
My world map is the result of hundreds of hours of research into the company, plotting out each item as I find it.
No Google Streetview for this item due to the Google car driving past during the Cathedral Green makeover so it was in storage at the time !

Can you help find more Andrew Handyside stuff ?
If anyone out there knows of any other Lampposts around the world bearing the Handyside badge that I have not mentioned yet then please get in touch with details, location, photographs etc.


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