International Lighthouse Heritage Weekend
Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August 2017
This year’s International Lighthouse Heritage Weekend will be held on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August. Coordinated by the Association of Lighthouse Keepers, the aim of the weekend is to open as many lighthouses to the public as possible, to raise the profile of lighthouses, lightvessels and other navigational aids, promoting our maritime heritage and of that of the ALK.
ILHW coincides with International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW), which was founded by the Ayr Amateur Radio Group with the aim of radio operators transmitting from lighthouses around the globe. This is coordinated and promoted via www.illw.net and overseen by its owner Kevin Mulcahy. Both ILHW and ILLW events complement each other, and with increased and ongoing collaboration from the radio amateurs it is hoped that in future more overseas lighthouses will join in the event, and both organisations will benefit from the increased and shared publicity.
The ALK website will be updated on a regular basis, see www.alk.org.uk/events/ilhw.html for the latest on what’s happening. In addition, there is an ALK Facebook Event page for you to join: www.facebook.com/events/1690169557947360 or post details of events happening near you. The ALK Facebook and Twitter pages will also include regular updates nearer the time.
If you have any information or updates for ILHW, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Association of Lighthouse Keepers
Keeping Lighthouse Heritage Alive