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Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

Jones Lighting Ltd

Pudsey Diamond Engineering Ltd



To upgrade and refurbish the original lanterns that the old Southport Corporation Lighting Committee had installed to commemorate the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on June 2nd 1953.



Sefton MBC wanted to refurbish the lanterns by keeping them as authentic as possible to the originals. They required a specialist in both fabrication/engineering, as much as a lighting supplier and called upon Pudsey Diamond Engineering to offer a way forward.


Our Proposal

After removal of the lanterns and columns by Jones Lighting Ltd, they were sent down the M6 to our factory where they were then closely inspected. The fatigue and damage was quite considerable as can be seen from the photographs. 

The lanterns were stripped down and old lamps and damaged parts removed. Glass/plastic was taken out to be replaced with new glazing after the casing lid was bead blasted and matt finished. The spinial was also bead blasted and a new copper canopy formed to fit.

As part of this project we were asked to supply 2 new columns – including the provision of structural calculations for the root due to on-site challenges.

The integrity of the finished lanterns was assured using our unique ClamPD seal technology, the lanterns now consist of 4 xIP66 COB Led Modules, max Output 30Klms, max Power 210W, CCT 3000K and an Area distribution.

The install went well as can be seen from the photographs with Jones Lighting using a crane to assist due to the large roundabout area limiting close access to the fixing position.


Comments from Sefton MBC -  Mark Bond & Mark Kenny Engineers

“Sefton MBC have worked with Pudsey Diamond for many years on various projects so due to the sensitivity surrounding the refurbishment of the 1953 Coronation Lanterns we knew asking Pudsey Diamond to come on board was the obvious thing to do, which has been proven to be the correct decision by the fantastic results of this project.”



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