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Happisburgh Lighthouse Freshens Up

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The world famous 1791 Happisburgh Lighthouse in Happisburgh, England was recently given a fresh coat of paint, something that needs to be done every ten years. The project took approximately two weeks to complete.

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In 1990, the ownership of the lighthouse was transferred from Trinity House to the Happisburgh Lighthouse Trust. It is the only independently operated lighthouse in Great Britain.

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Hanging high, the painting makes progress.
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The $26,500 restoration, which used close to 80 gallons of paint, was funded by admission fees and money raised by the Friends of Happisburgh Lighthouse. For more information, you can visit: www.Happisburgh.org.uk/lighthouse.

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The freshly painted Happisburgh Lighthouse in its ...
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This story appeared in the Sep/Oct 2018 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

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