Lighthouses of Cornwall and Devon

The Lighthouses of Cornwall and Devon - A Narrative

The Lighthouses of Cornwall and Devon is a new book published on 16 November 2020.

Written by pharologist, Ken Trethewey, with over fifty years of first hand experience of these lighthouses, the book contains dozens of beautiful new images and magnificent double-page spreads of all the lighthouses in the region, in 475 pages of full colour of a quality hardback edition larger than A4. This is a superb "coffee table" book that will demand attention for months to come.

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Prices: UK - £60 plus £5 shipping; Delivery - 3-5 working days.
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Pharologist Ken Trethewey took his first lighthouse photograph at the age of ten and over the past sixty years has compiled a wonderful portfolio recording the many changes that have occurred in lighthouse technology. In a period that has seen the end of the great tradition of lighthouse keepers and the introduction of automation, satellite navigation and LED lighting, there have been great pressures placed upon the guardians of our lighthouse heritage. Many lights have been taken out of service, or just closed to the public. Gone are the days when families enjoyed the atmosphere and the challenge of living and working in lighthouses, and when casual visitors would be welcomed inside to climb the tower and see the wonderful equipment installed there. The tall stories of lighthouse life are in danger of being lost.

This book captures a detailed snapshot of the world of lighthouses in 2020 as Ken, now 70 years old, completes a superbly detailed narrative of his lifetime of encounters with the lighthouses of the region where he was born and brought up.

It has a Foreword by the British yachtsman and Internationally renowned helmsman, Pete Goss MBE