Event    From 1982  To 21/10/1998

Lighthouse Automation Programme

Categories: Engineering, Transport

The conversion to automatic operation of all the lighthouses and light vessels. The last one to be done (perfectly timed to occur on Trafalgar Day) was North Foreland Light in Kent. For the 400 years previous, Lighthouse Keepers and their colleagues in the Light Vessel Service had provided the manual operation. The first lighthouse was built at Lowestoft in 1609.

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Lighthouse Automation Programme

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Lighthouse keepers

The 'Elder Brethren' are the court of 31 people who run Trinity House, under ...

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David Hartley

David Hartley

Politician and inventor of fireproofing systems. Born in Bath, he moved to London where he met and became close friends with Benjamin Franklin. As an MP, he represented Kingston-upon-Hull and becam...

Person, Engineering, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, USA

2 memorials
Sir John Wolfe-Barry

Sir John Wolfe-Barry

Civil Engineer. Born London, son of the architect Sir Charles Barry. His firm specialised in railways, bridges and docks. Built the Circle Line and, following the death of Horace Jones, Tower Bridg...

Person, Engineering

3 memorials
Nine Elms Motive Power

Nine Elms Motive Power

This depot was responsible for the locomotives working out of Waterloo. Locomotive, carriage and wagon workshops were built in 1839 in Vauxhall at the end of Nine Elms Lane. Rebuilt following an 18...

Group, Engineering, Transport

2 memorials
James Crosby & Sons Ltd

James Crosby & Sons Ltd

Information about this company is difficult to come by. Andrew Behan found this image at Britain From Above where it is captioned "The James Crosby & Sons Ltd Works off Bridges Road, Ellesmere ...

Group, Engineering

1 memorial
Captain Michael Studholme

Captain Michael Studholme

HM Surveyor of Roads, 1690-1715.  Not a poor man, he owned property in St Martin's-in-the-Fields, St James's and Dover.

Person, Engineering

1 memorial