Lighthouses

A Light WalkA Light Walk
by Ian Cassells

Whilst on duty in the cramped confines of Muckle Flugga Lighthouse, Ian Cassells took to walking circuits round the lighthouse station for exercise (twelve laps to the mile). With this background, when the Northern Lighthouse Board celebrated its Bicentenary in 1986, he made the suggestion that in c... more...
A Natural History of LighthousesA Natural History of Lighthouses
by John A. Love

WAS £30.00 - NOW £23.99 This is the story of lightkeepers’ contributions to the natural history of lighthouses in conjunction with the history and maintenance of the manned navigation beacons – their primary function of course – ‘for the safety of all’. Sin... more...
A Quiet LifeA Quiet Life
by Martha Robertson

WAS £16.99 - NOW £13.49 From their inception and through the early years of this century, long before automation, lighthouses were manned by keepers, often with their families in residence. In the case of the Petrie family, in 1922, their number included a new arrival, Martha. Over the ... more...
An Illuminating ExperienceAn Illuminating Experience
by Gordon  Medlicott

WAS £14.99 - NOW £11.99 Throughout the 1960s and '70s, despite having the technology to land men on the moon, some of our lighthouses were still operated by oil, not only for the main navigation light, but also in the keepers' living quarters. With some of the offshore stations ... more...
It Was Fun While It LastedIt Was Fun While It Lasted
by A. J.  Lane

WAS £16.99 - NOW £13.49 A lively, at times hilarious, first-hand account of a lighthouse keeper's life in the last traditional years before the introduction of helicopter reliefs and automation. Arthur Lane entered the Service in 1953 as a fugitive from the Birmingham branch of a... more...
Last of the LineLast of the Line
by Patricia Gumbrell

WAS £16.99 - NOW £13.49 Now that lighthouse automation has been completed, what of the service and dedication to duty that was unfailingly provided by keepers, their associates and their families? Last of the Line is an account of four generations of lightkeepers, the first being Joh... more...
Life and Death on Little RossLife and Death on Little Ross
The Story of an Island, a Lighthouse and its Keepers
by David R.  Collin

Little Ross is an attractive and unspoiled island and its lighthouse, beautifully designed by the famous Stevenson family, is officially a 'lesser' light, far away from busy sea lanes, at the summit of this remote island. The island was unknown to most people until 1960 when a murder in t... more...
Light over LundyLight over Lundy
A History of the Old Light and the Fog Signal Station
by Myrtle Ternstorm

WAS £16.99 - NOW £13.49 Set atop the rocky plateau of Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel, the Old Light stands proudly - a monument to the skill of its builder, Joseph Nelson. It is of a pleasing construction, both solid and graceful, and when built in 1820 it had two lights - an upper... more...
Lost SoundsLost Sounds
by Alan Renton

An intriguing history and one not to be missed. The book visits a number of lighthouses at different times over the last 130 years to reveal the philanthropic, scientific and romantic story of the fog signal - how it came about, how the machinery worked and, for the mariner and the keeper, what it s... more...
No More Paraffin-OilersNo More Paraffin-Oilers
by Ian Cassells

This long-awaited new edition of an established best-selling title brings the story of lighthouses in Scotland up to date now that the task of automation is finished. With many additional photographs, map and a concluding section, this book remains a must for anyone with an interest in lighthouses. ... more...
Postcards from the EdgePostcards from the Edge
Remote British lighthouses in vintage postcards
by Christopher Nicholson

WAS £18.99 - NOW £15.00 We've been sending one another postcards for well over a century now - usually brief messages to our friends and family telling them about the weather on our holidays or where we're visiting next on our travels. A hundred years ago we sent postcards wi... more...
Rock Lighthouses of BritainRock Lighthouses of Britain
by Christopher Nicholson

WAS £21.99 - NOW£16.99 Christopher Nicholson vividly describes the construction and history to the present day of some of the world’s most famous lighthouses in this classic book which has become the standard work on the subject. It brings the story of the rock lighthouse compl... more...
Scottish Lighthouse PioneersScottish Lighthouse Pioneers
Travels with the Stevensons in Orkney and Shetland
by Paul A.  Lynn

WAS £16.99 - NOW £13.49 In the 19th century, the Stevenson engineers pioneered marvellous lighthouses around the coasts of Scotland – lighthouses which inspire with their architectural elegance, and speak of compassion for sailors and fishermen risking their lives in these notorio... more...
Southern LightsSouthern Lights
The Scottish Contribution to New Zealand's Lighthouses
by Guinevere Nalder

WAS £19.99 - NOW £15.99 Southern Lights recounts the story of how New Zealand's lighthouses were established through the transfer of technology from Scotland to New Zealand over a period of almost 90 years. This resulted in most of New Zealand's lighthouses being fully or partia... more...
The Lighthouse on SkerryvoreThe Lighthouse on Skerryvore
by Paul A.  Lynn

WAS £16.99 - NOW £13.49 Perched on an isolated rock in the Scottish Hebrides, this is a fascinating account of Skerryvore, ‘the most graceful lighthouse in the world’, and the great Victorian engineer who designed and built it. At a height of 48m (156 feet), it is the talles... more...

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