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Tom Nancollas - Seashaken Houses: A Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet

  • Sidmouth Sailing Club, the Esplanade, Sidmouth, EX10 8BG (map)

A lyrical exploration of the rock lighthouses, the ingenuity of those who built them, and the social history of the communities linked to these off-shore towers, the most marginal part of Britain’s heritage.

We are delighted to collaborate with Sea Fest to bring one of our favourite non- fiction authors to Sidmouth. Hosted with a splendid sea view by Sidmouth Sailing club.

Seashaken Houses is an enthralling history of Britain’s rock lighthouses, extreme architectural gems. and monuments to our relationship with the sea.

They encapsulate a romantic vision of solitary homes amongst the waves, but their original purpose was much more noble, conceived as navigational gifts for the safety of all. Still today, we depend upon their guiding lights for the safe passage of ships.

Free event but please call to reserve a space and buy a drink or snack to support the venue.

11.00 am Sidmouth Sailing Club, The Esplanade.

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