Did you know that Reading has over 300 old cast iron lamp posts, many of which date from the Victorian era and were manufactured in our town?

With the advent of LED lighting around town, these old lamp posts are under threat – without your support they could all be scrapped and replaced with anonymous-looking plain modern steel columns.

These old lamp posts aren’t automatically rendered obsolete by LED technology. Many of them originally supported old-fashioned gas lamps and were converted to electricity during the 20th century by adding a swan neck bracket – and they can all be converted to take LED lighting.

Reading’s old lamp posts are a valuable part of our heritage – take a look at our map to see if there are any near you and show your local lamp post some love!