Fire service to clean Portishead lighthouse

PUBLISHED: 14:00 14 August 2018

Black Nore Lighthouse will be cleaned on Sunday.

Black Nore Lighthouse will be cleaned on Sunday.

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Firefighters will clean a 19th century Portishead lighthouse this weekend.

Black Nore Lighthouse, in Black Nore Point, will be cleaned by crews from Portishead Fire Station at 1pm on Sunday, as part of International Lighthouse Weekend.

Guides will talk about the history of the structure from 11am-6pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

Bill Shier, chairman of Black Nore Lighthouse Trust and Friends of Black Nore Lighthouse, believes it will be quite a spectacle for any onlookers.

He said: “Not only is this a training exercise for the department but also great entertainment for the public of all ages.

“A viewing area will be marked off on the knoll overlooking the lighthouse.”

There is access to the lighthouse from the coastal footpath and the footpath off Glenwood Rise.

The 11-metre lighthouse was built by Trinity House in 1894.

Black Nore Lighthouse was decommissioned back in September 2010.

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