Keepers of the Light: Digital PDF book
The Portland Bill lighthouse is iconic. Operational from 1906, it was equipped with a magnificent First Order catadioptric rotating lens from Chance Brothers of Smethwick, about as far away from the sea as you can get. Based on rare archive materials and people’s stories, Keepers of the Light explores this unique island in Dorset and the legendary glassworks in the Black Country, at the time of the construction of the light and then some 50 years later when the lighthouse engineering works was about to close.
Written and edited by Brendan Jackson with additional contributions from Geoff Broadway.