Postcard from Mumbles Lighthouse

Postcard from Mumbles Lighthouse

Postcard from Mumbles Lighthouse

It seems to be a quiet week in Trinity House history of the ‘On This Day’ variety, so here’s another postcard for your viewing pleasure.

This postcard is from the Mumbles Lighthouse, built in the picturesque Swansea Bay in 1794. It wasn’t until 1 November 1975 that Trinity House assumed responsibility for the lighthouse from the British Transport Docks Board.

The Mumbles originally displayed two open coal fire lights one above the other to distinguish it from St. Ann’s Head Lighthouse which had two lights on separate towers and Flatholm Lighthouse with one light.

 

 

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