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.