WikiWirral Online with you since 2003, fantastic.
Forum Stats
12230 Members
65 Forums
72762 Topics
980696 Posts
42 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
95 registered (11kendo, 19 invisible), 1755 Guests and 210 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Doris is on her way 1406
USB to wall socket 477
Internet Explorer Not Working 446
Is This ART ? 442
Dangerous Tumble Dryers 393
Chef's knife. 391
Wirral Bus Review 291
roofers 286
Aerial engineer 262
Tranmere Rovers 199
New General Forums
Story
by venice
Yesterday at 12:10 AM
Nigel Farage speaks at the CPAC.
by snowhite
24th Feb 2017 6:28pm
Is This ART ?
by granny
23rd Feb 2017 9:56am
Wirral track renewal
by snowhite
22nd Feb 2017 2:42pm
New Wirral History
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
TS Indefatigable
by granny
18th Feb 2017 3:32pm
RIP : Chris Kay
by granny
31st Aug 2016 9:25am
Children's home on the Overchurch
by xleahx
26th Apr 2011 7:01pm
423 Archers, Wirral Mark Rake, Wirral, Merseyside
by derekdwc
13th Sep 2009 10:50pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
Samsung NC10 Notebook PC
by gerrymoore
0 seconds ago
USB to wall socket
by casper
32 minutes 52 seconds ago
St Gabriel's Convent, Liverpool
by Excoriator
52 minutes 39 seconds ago
Large hgv needed to move 32ft x 10ft steel con
by saltytom
Today at 07:10 AM
Brother printer
by saltytom
Today at 07:07 AM
TS Indefatigable
by granny
Today at 01:23 AM
Croxteth Hall (and park)
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 09:15 PM
2x Brit Floyd tickets 3rd March City entrance
by _Steve_
Yesterday at 05:52 PM
What song are you listening to?
by snowshoes
Yesterday at 05:14 PM
February
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Croxteth Hall (and park)
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 09:15 PM
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by venice
19th Feb 2017 12:19pm
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#994550 - 11th Dec 2015 10:42pm New Brighton's Perch Rock Lighthouse To Be Re-Lit
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Guardian

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 9805
Loc: Birkenhead
New Brighton lighthouse is set to be lit up for the first time in 42 years after the council, businesses and community groups joined forces to bring the local landmark back to life.

SOURCE
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
Local News : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * Superior Heating by Stephen Foster (Dodie) * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#994552 - 11th Dec 2015 11:03pm Re: New Brighton's Perch Rock Lighthouse To Be Re-Lit [Re: diggingdeeper]
snowhite Offline

Wiki Guide

Registered: 31st Jan 2014
Posts: 5657
Loc: Wirral
Be nice to see this light up.will look perfect.

good News for a change DD xx

Top
#994553 - 11th Dec 2015 11:33pm Re: New Brighton's Perch Rock Lighthouse To Be Re-Lit [Re: diggingdeeper]
lollipop Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 3rd Aug 2014
Posts: 1535
Loc: ireland.
Yes what great News, it will make a real feature out of it.

Top
#994563 - 12th Dec 2015 9:46am Re: New Brighton's Perch Rock Lighthouse To Be Re-Lit [Re: diggingdeeper]
Martin1943 Offline
Addict

Registered: 26th Jan 2011
Posts: 252
Loc: Moreton
Wonder whether they will use LEDs??

Top
#994600 - 12th Dec 2015 2:15pm Re: New Brighton's Perch Rock Lighthouse To Be Re-Lit [Re: diggingdeeper]
Norton Online   Reading

Smartchild

Registered: 29th Sep 2011
Posts: 605
Loc: Wallasey
The Lighthouse was lit up in December 2001 - only 14 years ago.
So, where did they get 42 years from?

Well, the source is the Liverpool Echo which got their quote from the Council, but the answer may be in the small print as it does say the project "aims to restore the lights at the top of the lighthouse in their original form." It also refers to it being decommissioned in 1973 - hence the 42 years.

I seem to remember there being a problem with Trafalgar House, or some official body, when the idea of re-lighting the lamp was suggested in the past - probably about the time of the Tall Ships event.

The Echo link will also take you to 13 great pictures of the Lighthouse.

I took the one below on Jan 1st 2002.


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
1-01010025-001.JPG

Description: New Brighton Lighthouse lit up for Xmas & New Year 2001/2.



Top
#994614 - 12th Dec 2015 2:40pm Re: New Brighton's Perch Rock Lighthouse To Be Re-Lit [Re: diggingdeeper]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Guardian

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 9805
Loc: Birkenhead
The 42 years means lit as a functional lighthouse as opposed to lit up.

Quote:
The whole tower was restored and painted in 2001 with millenium project funding; this included the placement of a decorative LED light inside the tower, which flashes morse code messages including the names of all who lost their lives in the titanic tragedy.


SOURCE
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
#994622 - 12th Dec 2015 3:23pm Re: New Brighton's Perch Rock Lighthouse To Be Re-Lit [Re: diggingdeeper]
snowhite Offline

Wiki Guide

Registered: 31st Jan 2014
Posts: 5657
Loc: Wirral
Cameras ready when this does happen.


Edited by snowhite (12th Dec 2015 3:24pm)

Top
#994624 - 12th Dec 2015 3:32pm Re: New Brighton's Perch Rock Lighthouse To Be Re-Lit [Re: diggingdeeper]
jimbob Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 26th Nov 2008
Posts: 1537
Loc: Birkenhead
more light pollution and more cost on the rate papers
_________________________
Ships that pass in the night, seldom seen and soon forgoten

Top
#994627 - 12th Dec 2015 4:10pm Re: New Brighton's Perch Rock Lighthouse To Be Re-Lit [Re: jimbob]
ludwigvan Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 6th Jan 2010
Posts: 1129
Loc: Middle Earth
Originally Posted By: jimbob
more light pollution and more cost on the rate papers
Is it being so cheerful that keeps you going jimbob?

Top
#994631 - 12th Dec 2015 4:48pm Re: New Brighton's Perch Rock Lighthouse To Be Re-Lit [Re: diggingdeeper]
Pinzgauer
Unregistered


It would have been Trinity House that raised objections to the light being re-exhibited. They are responsible for lighthouses, beacons and buoys etc. in England and Wales.

Thumbing through my well used tatty copy of Browns Nautical Almanack, Rock Lighthouse character was White flash 5 secs. every 20 secs. Unmanned. Vis. 13 miles until it was discontinued. Focal plane of the light was 63' above mean sea level.

Prior to "Trin." taking over, I think MD&HB used to maintain lights, beacons and buoys in the river and out as far as the Bar LV. The "Salvor" and the "Vigilant" did this work. Often seen moored at Princes Stage.


Edited by Pinzgauer (12th Dec 2015 4:49pm)

Top
#994647 - 12th Dec 2015 7:17pm Re: New Brighton's Perch Rock Lighthouse To Be Re-Lit [Re: ludwigvan]
jimbob Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 26th Nov 2008
Posts: 1537
Loc: Birkenhead
ha ha. it certainly does.
_________________________
Ships that pass in the night, seldom seen and soon forgoten

Top
#994654 - 12th Dec 2015 7:30pm Re: New Brighton's Perch Rock Lighthouse To Be Re-Lit [Re: jimbob]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Guardian

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 9805
Loc: Birkenhead
Originally Posted By: jimbob
more light pollution and more cost on the rate papers


The lighthouse is privately owned and you may be surprised how little wattage the light is, the brightness is due to the reflector and lens.

The owner rents it out (or at least used to) especially to honeymoon couples at not a bad price, it has all the creature comforts inside.
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
#994675 - 13th Dec 2015 1:28am Re: New Brighton's Perch Rock Lighthouse To Be Re-Lit [Re: diggingdeeper]
granny Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Jun 2011
Posts: 13872
Loc: Wirral
To my knowledge, the hiring out was an idea that never came to fruition. Could be wrong of course, but I don't think it was inspected and doubt it would have passed the health and safety.
_________________________
...and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.FN

Top
#994676 - 13th Dec 2015 1:48am Re: New Brighton's Perch Rock Lighthouse To Be Re-Lit [Re: Norton]
granny Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Jun 2011
Posts: 13872
Loc: Wirral
Originally Posted By: Norton
The Lighthouse was lit up in December 2001 - only 14 years ago.
So, where did they get 42 years from?

Well, the source is the Liverpool Echo which got their quote from the Council, but the answer may be in the small print as it does say the project "aims to restore the lights at the top of the lighthouse in their original form." It also refers to it being decommissioned in 1973 - hence the 42 years.

I seem to remember there being a problem with Trafalgar House, or some official body, when the idea of re-lighting the lamp was suggested in the past - probably about the time of the Tall Ships event.

The Echo link will also take you to 13 great pictures of the Lighthouse.

I took the one below on Jan 1st 2002.


It was for the River of Light Festival and that went on for a year, Norton. Norman Kingham bought it in 2000 to refurbish it,(the same chap who owned the property with the 'wormhole caves') but he passed away years ago. So not sure who owns it now.


Edited by granny (13th Dec 2015 1:57am)
_________________________
...and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.FN

Top
#994679 - 13th Dec 2015 10:16am Re: New Brighton's Perch Rock Lighthouse To Be Re-Lit [Re: granny]
granny Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Jun 2011
Posts: 13872
Loc: Wirral
Sorry it was late ! Mistake ; He bought it in 1973 was given money from English Heritage towards renovation which was started in late 1999/2000 ..

http://www.culture24.org.uk/places-to-go/north-west/liverpool/art31302


Edited by granny (13th Dec 2015 10:31am)
_________________________
...and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.FN

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Large hgv needed to move 32ft x 10ft steel con
by futurepast
Yesterday at 06:32 PM
Croxteth Hall (and park)
by diggingdeeper
26th Feb 2017 10:08pm
St Gabriel's Convent, Liverpool
by diggingdeeper
26th Feb 2017 5:58pm
USB to wall socket
by venice
26th Feb 2017 1:04pm
Tranmere Rovers
by cools
25th Feb 2017 9:17pm
For Sale & Free
Aluminium Ladders
by jaymc
Yesterday at 05:07 PM
Blaupunkt 32" tv
by jaylow
25th Feb 2017 3:04pm
2 x Sum 41 tickets Manchester 25/02
by turnip
24th Feb 2017 7:47am
Sony Smartwatch 2
by Mike_Hoylake
23rd Feb 2017 9:25pm
Brother printer
by saltytom
23rd Feb 2017 11:02am
Featured Member
Registered: 17th Aug 2009
Posts: 356
Newest Members
chaptronix, chrisjon, Mike_White, HELENmichelle, catchthepigeon_
12230 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Large hgv needed to move 32ft x 10ft steel con
by futurepast
Yesterday at 06:32 PM
Croxteth Hall (and park)
by diggingdeeper
26th Feb 2017 10:08pm
Removal of Shed Timber
by Julie64
25th Feb 2017 1:31pm
Aerial engineer
by ponytail
23rd Feb 2017 6:01pm
roofers
by thisledous
23rd Feb 2017 4:44pm
News : New Topics
Wirral Bus Review
by Norton
24th Feb 2017 11:42am
Dangerous Tumble Dryers
by diggingdeeper
23rd Feb 2017 2:03pm
Doris is on her way
by granny
22nd Feb 2017 8:43pm
Hezballah
by venice
17th Feb 2017 11:15am
On-street parking charges dropped
by oldpm01
15th Feb 2017 9:10am
New Enthusiast Forums
St Gabriel's Convent, Liverpool
by diggingdeeper
26th Feb 2017 5:58pm
USB to wall socket
by venice
26th Feb 2017 1:04pm
Tranmere Rovers
by cools
25th Feb 2017 9:17pm
Chef's knife.
by Beethoven
23rd Feb 2017 12:39pm
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night
by kazaroo
22nd Feb 2017 3:07pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Large hgv needed to move 32ft x 10ft steel con 105
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Tue 7:00am
Sunset Tue 5:48pm
Local Time Tue 10:12am
WikiWirral Can . . . .
Advertising Click me
To Advertise with
Wikiwirral Click Me