A Rather Grand Light…


Known locally as either the Beach Lighthouse or the more popular Lower Lighthouse.  It marks the mouth of the Wyre Estuary, on the Lancashire Coast at Fleetwood.  Clear views across Morecambe Bay and across to the Lancashire Fells, it really is a grand location..  Lower Lighthouse ?…. simply because there is another much taller Lighthouse further away from the coast….  shipping approaching the port needed to line the lights up to get safe passage.

It is also rather distinctive in style, I feel sure there is not another one like it.  Opened in 1840 it has become not just an aid to safe shipping, but also now a familiar landmark on Fleetwood’s  esplanade.  Its style and importance is recognised, as the Lighthouse has Listed Building status

Lighthouses are to keep Mariners approaching port safe……  Life is also starting to get back to some form of normal, which means we should all still be vigilant….  so

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

24th August

(C) David Oakes 2021


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