On This Day in Trinity House History – 24 December


Longstone Lighthouse Christmas Broadcast

The keepers on Longstone Lighthouse take part in a special Christmas Eve programme for Radio Tyneside, the local hospital broadcasting service.

The keepers talked via a special radio link to Mike Neville and George House, telling hospital patients what it is like to spend Christmas working in the isolated world of lighthouses.

Also appearing on the programme, called ‘The More the Merrier’ was Bing Crosby, live by satellite from America, along with Morecambe and Wise and a host of other local personalities.

Longstone Lighthouse

Longstone Lighthouse

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