Lustleigh Society – The History of the Eddystone Lighthouse by Nigel Overton
October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
One event on October 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm
One event on December 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm
We hope those of you who were able to attend enjoyed Ian Mortimore’s excellent talk earlier this month on the history of his house in Moretonhampstead. There was a full turnout and the usual enthusiastic Lustleigh audience!
Next we have Nigel Overton and his talk on the history of the Eddystone lighthouse to look forward to. It will take place on the 20th October in the Hall at 7.30pm. Nigel is the former City and Maritime Heritage Curator at Plymouth Museums.
Situated some nine miles south-west of Rame Head in Cornwall, the Eddystone Rocks have always been a treacherous hazard for ships in the approaches both to the English Channel and to Plymouth Sound. Nigel promises us a fascinating insight into the history of the Lighthouse built precariously on those rocks to safeguard shipping. Along the way he will reveal to us some of that iconic building’s secrets!
We look forward to seeing you there and then.
for the Lustleigh Society.