Portishead man to spend night alone on island for lighthouse

PUBLISHED: 14:00 19 September 2018

Neil first spent a night on the island in 1995.

Neil first spent a night on the island in 1995.


A Portishead man will celebrate his 60th birthday spending a night alone on Denny Island to raise money for Black Nore Lighthouse.

Neil Carter will travel to the island, off Portishead’s coast, on Friday – 23 years after he first spent a night there.

He first slept on the island on the same date in 1995 to raise money for the RNLI and will mark this occasion in support of the lighthouse trust.

Bill Shier, chairman of the Black Nore Lighthouse Trust, said: “Neil’s father was a cadet at the National Nautical School next to Black Nore Point and when his father died the family had his ashes scattered from Black Nore Point.

“As Neil’s family has an affinity with Black Nore Point and the lighthouse, he would like to support our efforts to maintain it.”

The Grade II-listed lighthouse was built in 1894 to guide ships in the Severn Estuary.

It was decommissioned in September 2010.

Other News Stories

Concerns over the state of a lake in Portishead has seen an online petition launched.

Read more

Frustrated voters have called a public meeting to air concerns about the way in which the Portishead Town Council operates.

Read more

A charity has launched a new service in North Somerset which promises to fill a gap in mental health provision.

Read more

North Somerset Council will trial a new phone service next month which allows the public to leave a message asking staff to call them back rather than waiting on hold.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:57

A support group to help people with their grief has been set up.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:35

A village preschool will close after more than 45 years because funding streams could no longer cover its running costs.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

Pupils in Nailsea have designed their school’s wall art display after winning a competition.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

Torrential downpours could do little to deter people turning out to sample a tantalising selection of food and browse quirky craft stalls in Portishead at the weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:00

People will get their questions and concerns around policing answered by the area’s Chief Constable.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

Trams and light rail are being considered as options to solving Portishead’s long-running railway saga, but the ideas have been slated by North Somerset councillors.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 6°C

Useful Links

Reader Travel

Clevedon Tide report

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

North Somerset Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications