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ISBN: 9780857041678
AUTHOR: Robin Jones
Lighthouses of the East Coast
Lighthouses of the East Coast
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England’s East Coast can be one of great beauty, yet in certain moods it can be treacherous and malign. Shoals and sandbanks along this coast made it dangerous for ships plying their trade both from the north east to London and across to the continent. Consequently, many innovative developments in the history of lighthouses were made here.

Find out about the lighthouse that changed Sir Peter Scott from a fowler into one of the world’s leading conservationists, the lightship that was machine gunned by the Luftwaffe during World War Two, the lighthouse that became legendary amongst UFO watchers, the only lighthouse on this coast from where you can see the sunset over the sea, and the curious landlocked inland lighthouse linked to eighteenth-century sex orgies.

Everything from the medieval ecclesiastical lights illuminated in chapel windows to the state-of-the-art Trinity House head-quarters at Harwich, which today runs England’s lighthouses by remote control is covered.

From Trent Falls on the Humber to the Thames Estuary and London’s East End, this is a definitive guide to the lighthouses and primary lightships of the coast of Lincolnshire and East Anglia and the amazing stories behind them. Heavily illustrated, it is a fascinating guide which can be enjoyed on the ground – or in the comfort of the armchair!

Robin Jones graduated in English from Birmingham City University and is a former news editor at the Birmingham Evening Mail who established Heritage Railway magazine in 1999.

A resident of Baston in Lincolnshire, he spends much of his time exploring and photographing the coast with his wife Jenny. His previous books for Halsgrove include Lighthouses of the South West, Shakespeare’s Warwickshire, Steam’s New Dawn, Spirit of Padstow and Britain’s Bizarre Railways.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 167 8, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published April 2013.

 
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