Another 'proper' lighthouse

April 16th, 2015, 12pm

Last year there was a bit of light-hearted banter between a few of us on Hi about the correct colour for lighthouses. I started it with this post, in which I stated that IMHO a lighthouse should always be painted with white and red stripes.

Wade countered with a gentle poke at my colonialist mentality, illustrated with a photo of a white lighthouse with just a red cap.

Shay added a further submission in the debate with his photo of the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse, made of unpainted stone but again with a red cap.

Well, here I submit a further piece of evidence to bolster my colonialist opinion that proper lighthouses are indeed striped white and red! This one is at Portland Bill, the southern-most tip of the Isle of Portland, in Dorset, and has been standing since 1905, replacing earlier lighthouses dating back to 1716.

David Wade, Christine and Robert said thanks.

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Adrian Tribe

A follower of Jesus Christ, a husband and father, a Kentish Man (not a Man of Kent), a commuter to London

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