South Bedford was fortunate in still having many old Mercury lanterns until quite recently
on various cast & concrete columns in Widespread use with casual replacement occasionally taking place. The exception to this is one of the estates which had changed entirely to 35W SOX on hockeystick columns. Thanks to Simon for helping to identify some of the columns. SOX lighting was still being casually installed up until 2010. As of 2014 LED started being installed and then installed in large numbers in 2015 bringing the end of the old stocks of lanterns close. By early 2017 all lanterns are due to be replaced.