Illustrated Talk ‘Lighting the Rock’ : the saga of the Eddystone Lighthouse by Ian Howes

Date: 14 January 2022
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Galmpton Village Institute
Entrance Fee: £2

The fascinating story of the Eddystone Lighthouse, located on the dangerous Eddystone Rocks, approximately 9 miles (14 km) south of Rame Head in Cornwall, England.

Eddystone Lighthouse

The first lighthouse on the rocks, completed in 1699, was the first in the world in open ocean.

The rocks lie in the open sea beyond Plymouth Sound, one of the most important naval harbours in England. They are normally submerged and were a great hazard to shipping.

Ian Howes dramatically presents the story of a successive number of lighthouses, describing the immense challenges to successive builders and tragedies along the way.

The talk will commence at 7.30pm.

Photo by Benjaminevans82 at English Wikipedia., Copyrighted free use, via Wikimedia Commons.