On This Day in Trinity House History – 29 March

1727

The Elder Brethren commission new glazing for the St. Agnes Lighthouse

Trinity House Board Minute:

“Mr. Norman attended as he was desired with a plate of glass for the lanthorn of ye Scilly light and informed ye board that the Glass Grinder himself was without, and was called and asked the price thereof, who said he could not take under 11s. 6d. per plate & withdrew. There being another person desirous to serve the Corporation with plate Glass he was likewise called in and asked what he would have a plate, the sample being showed him, and offered to serve the Corporation for 10s. a plate, to the same dimensions and in every respect as white, thick and as clear as the sample and promised to bring a plate next Saturday.”

St. Agnes Lighthouse Scilly

St. Agnes Lighthouse Scilly

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