Light Through A Lens photo book

An illustrated celebration of 500 years of Trinity House

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By Neil Jones and Paul Ridgway

Foreword by HRH The Princess Royal, Master of Trinity House
Published by Adlard Coles Nautical on 11 September 2014

To celebrate the 500th anniversary of Trinity House’s incorporation by Royal Charter, the Corporation has teamed up with celebrated nautical publisher Adlard Coles Nautical to create a handsome photographic book featuring 160 pages of the best photography from the Corporation’s own archive.

The fascinating images—many of which have never been seen by the public before—seek to show some of the unusual diversity of the ancient, complex and somewhat misunderstood institution, with accompanying passages to describe what happened during five eventful centuries at sea and around the coastline of England, Wales and the Channel Islands.

This photographic account of these remarkable structures dotted around the most vulnerable stretches of coastline is to be treasured by anyone who finds the haunting beam of a lighthouse at sea an immensely comforting sight, as well as walkers and families for whom a lighthouse on the landscape is a completely irresistible draw.