Wooden Lighthouse at South Stack

by Mike Meyrick

Lighthouse from the Sea

Lighthouse from the Sea

I recently spent a week touring and walking around Anglesey with great enjoyment and must say one of the places I visited was South Stack Lighthouse.

We received a very interesting and informative talk from one of the keeper/wardens at the lighthouse and enjoyed the fantastic sea and coastal views.

We learnt a lot about the history of the lighthouse and how the lamps have changed over the years with new technology coming along. The keeper also said that it is possible to see the mountains of Western Scotland on an exceptional day.

It's quite normal to be able to see the Wicklow and Mourne mountains of Ireland.

When I returned home I told some friends about my adventure and mentioned a few things I learned about the Lighthouse only to be told that the first one to be built on South Stack was made of wood yet I can’t remember being told this during the talk.

Can you please let me know if this is true or not?

Thank You, Mike Meyrick

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Sep 29, 2010
My favourite Place
by: Liz Thomas

Hello Mike,

I'm originally from Anglesey but have lived in Africa and Asia for years. I still visit home regularly and South Stack is one of my very favourite places in the world. My, not then, husband got stung by a bee on the bum on the hill overlooking the light -- I won't tell you what we were doing but if you have imagination you will guess!!! The loom of the light has to be the most romantic atmosphere ever!

I do not know about the wooden lighthouse but as a little girl I remember my mother (who was connected with Trinity House,) born in 1913, telling me that all supplies were delivered by donkey. Can you imagine the stress on the legs of the poor little creatures going down all those steps.

I'mm so pleasede you enjoyed it, it brings back so many wonderful memories for me


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