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Photo by Bob Cox-Wrightson

Richardson Candles

These unusual vertical street-lamps are Richardson Candles, which were inspired by a design of lamp made for the Festival of Britain in 1951.

 

Richardson Candle

Photo by Bob Cox-Wrightson

Designed by Sir Albert Edward Richardson, they were installed in the historic city centre in the 1950s. They are a design unique to Cambridge, and can be found on Trumpington Street, St John’s Street, Trinity Street, Silver Street and King’s Parade.

Richardson Candle

Photo by Bob Cox-Wrightson

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