Portland Bill Lighthouse


Sunday, November 11, 2018, marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war. To commemorate the occasion, an event called “Battle’s Over” has been planned. The event was inspired by a comment made on August 3, 1914, by Foreign Minister Sir Edward Grey who said as he looked out his office window at dusk as gas lights were being lit in London, “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.”

Trinity House, the official General Lighthouse Authority for EnglandWales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar, will participate in WWI Beacons of Light. Similar celebrations will take place in New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, Bermuda, France, Belgium, Canada, the United States and Germany.

At 1900 hours, over 1000 gas-powered Beacons of Light will be lit, representing an end to the darkness of war. The following Trinity House lighthouses will be lit:

Heugh Hill Lighthouse (Holy Island, Northumberland)

St. Catherine’s Lighthouse

Flamborough Head Lighthouse (Yorkshire)

Harwich Pier (Essex)

North Foreland Lighthouse (Kent)

St Catherine’s Lighthouse (Isle of Wight)

Portland Bill Lighthouse (Dorset)

Lizard Lighthouse (Cornwall)

St Annes Head Lighthouse (Pembrokeshire)

Start Point Lighthouse (Devon)

Cromer Lighthouse (Norfolk)


Flamborough Head Lighthouse by Ian Cowe

Thank you, Trinity House, for keeping the lights shining!

“Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 (NIV)