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Eddystone Lighthouse off Plymouth (the stump alongside the lighthouse is the old lighthouse "Smeaton's Tower" that was re-erected on Plymouth). Photo Barry Batchelor/PA.
Remembered more than a year ago
"Red Rocks of Eddystone" by Fred Majdalaney (?), fascinating history of the Eddystone lights from the first 'Winstanley Tower' to current. In my top ten books, last loooked at 40+ years ago but still vividly remembered. Smeaton's design, based on the shape of the oak tree was the first successful one and the model for all future structures exposed to the heaviest weather.
14th Apr 2012
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