Joining The World Lighthouse Society

Welcome to the World Lighthouse Society blog.

The Society is open to everyone and joining is very easy. To join or get more information please contact the Administration Officer by emailing

There is a once only only administration fee of GBP£ 22.00 (35 Euro) (40US$) Payment can be made through the Paypal website.

Once you are a registered member you will receive a free CD The Glossary of Lighthouse Terminology - WLS designed and produced. You will also receive your password to the members area of our website

Thursday, 15 March 2012

New Member

Welcome to William Shier, Chairman of Blacknore Lighthouse Trust.

1894. Inactive since 2011. 11 m (36 ft) round, 6-legged cast iron tower with enclosed watch room, lantern and gallery, all painted white. 4th order Fresnel lens in use.  An unusually well preserved late nineteenth century prefabricated lighthouse. In May 2010 Trinity House confirmed its intention to discontinue the light within the next few years, and the deactivation took place sometime early in 2011. Villagers created the Blacknore Lighthouse Trust to maintain the tower, and in January 2012 ownership was transferred to the trust. Located on the south shore of the Severn about 3 km (2 mi) west of Portishead; accessible by road or on the Somerset Coastal Path. Site open, tower closed. Owner/site manager: Blacknore Lighthouse Trust.  Admiralty A5482; NGA 6148. 
(This information courtesy of Ed Rowlett - Lighthouse Directory web site)

Peter Williams  - Administration Officer

Sunday, 4 March 2012

German Lighthouses Updated in Gallery

The German Lighthouse section on the WLS Lighthouse Gallery has been finaly updated and uploaded.

Ian WLS WebMaster.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Lightship Gallery Updated

The Lightship Gallery on the Society Website has been updated. All that is needed now is some Photographs to add.

Ian. WLS WebMaster

Monday, 20 February 2012


The World Lighthouse Society is governed by an Executive Board who have an international base.

Currently they are:

Chairman - Jurgen Tronicke (Germany)
Vice-Chairman - Egbert Koch (Germany)
Administration Officer - Peter Williams (Scotland)
Newsletter Editor - Vacant
Webmaster - Ian Wright (Wales)
Board Members -        Donna Suchomelly (U.S.A.)
                                    Kathy Brown (Canada)
                                    Hector MacKenzie (Scotland)
                                    Esbjorn Hillberg (Sweden)
                                    Rosie Davis Gibb (England)
                                    Gerry Douglas Sherwood (England)

The Society is an Internet based organisation for ease of communications between members. An internet newsletter is produced quarterly containing a wide range of illustrated articles about lighthouses and their preservation. The website is open to non members but has a password protected members area with a forum.

See also our Facebook & Flickr web pages

This blog is will be updated from time to time by members of the Executive Board