Lighthouse supporters’ evening

Black Nore Lighthouse.

Black Nore Lighthouse. - Credit: Archant

THE story of Blacknore Lighthouse is the subject of an evening to be held in Portishead on Saturday.

The lighthouse, located on the beach close to Fedden Village off Nore Road, helped keep mariners safe in the Bristol Channel for more than 100 years. It was one of a number of navigational lights switched off in 2010 in favour of more advanced technology.

The open event at The Ship Inn in Down Road begins at 7.30pm and will involve a presentation on the formation of a group of supporters who were determined to see the lighthouse preserved for generations to come. The supporters went on to form a trust which purchased the prominent landmark for £1 with the aim to preserve it for generations to come.

The event, which is free to attend, will take place in the pub’s first floor meeting room and will also include information about the Friends of Blacknore Lighthouse, a question and answer session and details of the trust’s future plans for the lighthouse.

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