20 years since the Burnham lighthouse was last lit

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The iconic lighthouse closed down 20 years ago today The iconic lighthouse closed down 20 years ago today

EXACTLY 20 years ago on December 31 1993 at 5.30pm, the Burnham High Light was extinguished for the last time.

The lighthouse aided navigation for 161 years before it was finally closed down.

The station was inspected prior to decommissioning on that day by Captain Peter H King and was found to in immaculate order.

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