On This Day in Trinity House History – 15 December

1683

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.


1998

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.

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