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Lighthouses

Steve Stamford | Roker lighthouse 1

Roker lighthouse 1

Roker lighthouse stands at the end of Roker Pier - a magnificent piece of engineering that between them took 18 years to complete. It guards the entrance to the harbour at Sunderland and the stripes are created by different rocks, not paint as is more traditional.
Steve Stamford | Smeatons tower

Smeatons tower

Smeaton's tower - quite probably the most famous lanmdmark in Plymouth
Steve Stamford | Hunstanton lighthouse

Hunstanton lighthouse

The old hunstanton lighthouse, oddly enough at Hunstanton in Norfolk, UK was built in 1840 and remained operational until 1922 and is now a holiday let.
Steve Stamford | Lighthouse light bulb

Lighthouse light bulb

One of three large light bulbs at Nash Point lighthouse, Wales, UK
Steve Stamford | Perch rock lighthouse

Perch rock lighthouse

Perch Rock lighthouse, also known as New Brighton lighthouse is in the estuary of the Mersey where it meets Liverpool bay. The lighthouse was first lit in 1830 and remained in use until 1973. No longer in active service it is well preserved and has been re-painted.
Steve Stamford | Talacre aerial 2

Talacre aerial 2

An aerial image of Talacre beach in Flintshire, Wales and the now disused Talacre (more properly known as Point of Ayr) lighthouse that overlooks the Irish sea. Built in 1776 and falling into disuse in 1884 it remains a popular place to visit and gets cut off from the land at each high tide. This image taken from my drone - I am CAA licensed for commercial operation, copy of PfCO certificate available on request.
Steve Stamford | Talacre Lighthouse

Talacre Lighthouse

An aerial image of Talacre beach in Flintshire, Wales and the now disused Talacre (more properly known as Point of Ayr) lighthouse that overlooks the Irish sea. Built in 1776 and falling into disuse in 1884 it remains a popular place to visit and gets cut off from the land at each high tide. This image taken from my drone - I am CAA licensed for commercial operation, copy of PfCO certificate available on request.
Steve Stamford | Talacre aerial 3

Talacre aerial 3

An aerial image of Talacre beach in Flintshire, Wales and the now disused Talacre (more properly known as Point of Ayr) lighthouse that overlooks the Irish sea. Built in 1776 and falling into disuse in 1884 it remains a popular place to visit and gets cut off from the land at each high tide. This image taken from my drone - I am CAA licensed for commercial operation, copy of PfCO certificate available on request.
Steve Stamford | Seaham lighthouse

Seaham lighthouse

Built in 1905 Seaham lighthouse is a 10m metal structure that marks the Seaham northern breakwater. It is no longer possible for the public to walk the pier following the removal of handrails in the 1960s but it is used as a private fishing club.
Steve Stamford | Perch rock lighthouse

Perch rock lighthouse

Perch Rock lighthouse, also known as New Brighton lighthouse is in the estuary of the Mersey where it meets Liverpool bay. The lighthouse was first lit in 1830 and remained in use until 1973. No longer in active service it is well preserved and has been re-painted.
Steve Stamford | Roker lighthouse 4

Roker lighthouse 4

Roker lighthouse stands at the end of Roker Pier - a magnificent piece of engineering that between them took 18 years to complete. It guards the entrance to the harbour at Sunderland and the stripes are created by different rocks, not paint as is more traditional.
Steve Stamford | Roker lighthouse 2

Roker lighthouse 2

Roker lighthouse stands at the end of Roker Pier - a magnificent piece of engineering that between them took 18 years to complete. It guards the entrance to the harbour at Sunderland and the stripes are created by different rocks, not paint as is more traditional.
Steve Stamford | Roker lighthouse 3

Roker lighthouse 3

Roker lighthouse stands at the end of Roker Pier - a magnificent piece of engineering that between them took 18 years to complete. It guards the entrance to the harbour at Sunderland and the stripes are created by different rocks, not paint as is more traditional.
Steve Stamford | Talacre lighthouse

Talacre lighthouse

Talacre beach is in Flintshire, Wales and overlooks the Irish sea. This lighthouse is properly known as Point of Ayr and was built in 1776 and fell into disuse in 1884.
Steve Stamford | Trwyn Du aerial

Trwyn Du aerial

Trwyn Du Lighthouse is situated on the Welsh coast at Penmon near to Puffin Island. Some 29 metres tall it is, like all offshore (wave washed) lighthouses in the UK now remote controlled. This image taken from my drone - I am CAA licensed for commercial operation, copy of PfCO certificate available on request.
Steve Stamford | Souter lighthouse

Souter lighthouse

Souter lighthouse despite its name is actually on Lizard Point in the village of Marsden and was the first to be designed to use the new fangled AC electricity. Decommissioned in 1988 it is now a popular tourist attraction
Steve Stamford | Looking up at Portland Bill

Looking up at Portland Bill

Portland Bill is one of many lighthouses on the UK. Its four flash every twenty seconds and distinctive red and white candy stripe has been aiding navigation since 1906 and remains active today. At a height of 135 feet it can been seen for around 25 nautical miles.
Steve Stamford | Portland Bill

Portland Bill

Portland Bill is one of many lighthouses on the UK. Its four flash every twenty seconds and distinctive red and white candy stripe has been aiding navigation since 1906 and remains active today. At a height of 135 feet it can been seen for around 25 nautical miles.
Steve Stamford | Low Lighthouse

Low Lighthouse

This is Low Lighthouse at Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset, UK. Standing on 9 piles, mainly wood but with some metal reinforcements it stands all of 11m (36ft) with the light being at 7m (23ft). It is there to warn seafarers of the dangers of the constantly shifting sands. I am CAA licensed for commercial drone operation.
Steve Stamford | Low Lighthouse landward

Low Lighthouse landward

This is the landward side of Low Lighthouse at Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset, UK. Standing on 9 piles, mainly wood but with some metal reinforcements it stands all of 11m (36ft) with the light being at 7m (23ft). It is there to warn seafarers of the dangers of the constantly shifting sands.
Steve Stamford | Low Lighthouse seaward

Low Lighthouse seaward

This is the seaward side of Low Lighthouse at Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset, UK. Standing on 9 piles, mainly wood but with some metal reinforcements it stands all of 11m (36ft) with the light being at 7m (23ft). It is there to warn seafarers of the dangers of the constantly shifting sands.
Steve Stamford | Nash Point lighthouse

Nash Point lighthouse

Nash Point lighthouse, Wales.
Steve Stamford | Talacre lighthouse textured

Talacre lighthouse textured

Talacre beach is in Flintshire, Wales and overlooks the Irish sea. This lighthouse is properly known as Point of Ayr and was built in 1776 and fell into disuse in 1884.
Steve Stamford | Talacre sunset

Talacre sunset

Talacre beach is in Flintshire, Wales and overlooks the Irish sea. This lighthouse is properly known as Point of Ayr and was built in 1776 and fell into disuse in 1884.
Steve Stamford | Walney lighthouse

Walney lighthouse

Still in service the Walney lighthouse we see here was completed in 1804. It remained virtually unchanged until 1903 when it was converted to run on acetylene, then the advent of electric light saw another upgrade in 1953. In 2003 it was automated and thus bought to a close manned lighthouses in the UK.