The Elder Brethren consider a beacon for Woodbridge, Suffolk
Trinity House Court Minute:
“The Deputy Master and two others to Sir John Barker, saying that they are going to erect a beacon at Woodbridge, where he is the sole proprietor of the lands, and asking his favour.”
One of the earliest records of the placing of a seamark by the Corporation.
A service of thanksgiving for the lighthouse keepers
A service of thanksgiving for lighthouse keepers and their ladies is held at St. Olave’s Church in the City of London, followed by a dinner.
HRH Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh attended and gave a toast of appreciation, and Dermot Cronin, the lighthouse service’s senior Principal Keeper, responded. A commemmorative medallion was presented to all.