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
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
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.