Belisha beacon

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Belisha beacon

a flashing light in an orange globe mounted on a post, indicating a pedestrian crossing on a road
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PROTEST: Above, a lady, carrying a child, stands at the imitation Belisha beacon and, below, adults and youngsters criss-cross the road to deliver their protest
Belisha beacons were introduced by Leslie Hore-Belisha whilst he was Minister of Transport in 1934-1937.
In that wonderful old shop of childhood memories were paraded sherbet dabs, sherbet sucks, gobstoppers, aniseed balls, Spangles, humbugs, lemonade powder, Penny Arrow toffee bars, black jacks, ha'penny chews, Love Hearts, Refreshers, two-tone lollypops shaped like miniature Belisha beacons, as well as the pop fizzed into many different colours and flavours by a company called Moorhouse's.
Situation in Coventry is a disgrace - many Belisha beacons out too.
Giant orange globes flashing on striped poles at either end of the crossings - otherwise known as Belisha beacons - proved to be even more perplexing.
And designers are working on plans to replace Belisha beacons with flashing Tunnock's Teacakes.
Witness Malcolm Aspinall, who was driving the other way and who had stopped to allow Mr Curnow to cross, said the Passatt showed no signs of slowing down as it approached the crossing, which was illuminated with Belisha beacons.
Former minister of transport, who gave his name to the road crossings he introduced - Belisha beacons.
This old photograph from our archives has some interesting and revealing features - no zebra crossing where the belisha beacons stand, for instance, and also notice the street light in the foreground on the right and the other two on the pavement to the left of the belisha beacons.
In the pictures on this page the police are attempting to instil road sense into junior school children by turning a playground at Linthwaite into a road system, using pedal cars, tricycles and miniature Belisha beacons.
The man responsible for Belisha beacons collapsed and died while making a speech.