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#904887 - 13th Oct 2014 11:31am Bidston Lighthouse
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I think this is the furthest inland built lighthouse in Britain
being more than two miles from the sea. click


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#904888 - 13th Oct 2014 11:36am Re: Bidston Lighthouse [Re: derekdwc]
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some views from it


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#904890 - 13th Oct 2014 11:43am Re: Bidston Lighthouse [Re: derekdwc]
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Would be nice if they still had the flags and flagpoles that you used to be able to see long ago (too many trees blocking the view now)


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#904891 - 13th Oct 2014 11:50am Re: Bidston Lighthouse [Re: derekdwc]
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sorry about the quality of pics off new camera plus the quickish tour and the number of people in a smallish room didn't help
History facts going around thcentre part of 2nd room


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#904895 - 13th Oct 2014 12:09pm Re: Bidston Lighthouse [Re: derekdwc]
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Derek ,was this a Heritage day event ..

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#904896 - 13th Oct 2014 12:10pm Re: Bidston Lighthouse [Re: derekdwc]
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when did you do the tour, as those shoes in your picture look like mine haha

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#904898 - 13th Oct 2014 12:29pm Re: Bidston Lighthouse [Re: missmahjong]
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Derek ,was this a Heritage day event ..


yes - did the 1st one


Edited by derekdwc (13th Oct 2014 12:31pm)

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#904899 - 13th Oct 2014 12:57pm Re: Bidston Lighthouse [Re: derekdwc]
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#904902 - 13th Oct 2014 1:22pm Re: Bidston Lighthouse [Re: derekdwc]
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i did the 1st one too, so they are my shoes

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#904909 - 13th Oct 2014 1:51pm Re: Bidston Lighthouse [Re: derekdwc]
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Great set of pics, thanks for posting. thumbsup
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#904929 - 13th Oct 2014 3:06pm Re: Bidston Lighthouse [Re: derekdwc]
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It's an interesting fact that Trinity House looks after navigational aids ashore.There is one such between Fenny Compton and Southam in Warwickshire.It looks incredibly like the Eifel Tower,and is visible for miles around.It used to be part of the Decca Navigation system,couldn't get much farther from the sea.
One of it's brothers is in Wallasey.

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#905005 - 14th Oct 2014 12:01am Re: Bidston Lighthouse [Re: derekdwc]
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Great pics - interesting place! Must have looked amazing with the flags flying. Pity there couldn't be some sort of re-enactment of that, but as someone said, the trees are too well grown now.

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#905010 - 14th Oct 2014 12:44am Re: Bidston Lighthouse [Re: derekdwc]
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Didn't someone intend for the land to be developed at one time ?



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#905031 - 14th Oct 2014 11:10am Re: Bidston Lighthouse [Re: Greenwood]
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Great pics - interesting place! Must have looked amazing with the flags flying. Pity there couldn't be some sort of re-enactment of that, but as someone said, the trees are too well grown now.


No problem: just need taller flagpoles. grin
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