Lantern Tower arrives in Bexhill

Dec 8, 2023

The Royal Sovereign Lighthouse Lantern Tower has arrived in Bexhill.

Bexhill Maritime achieved its first major objective on Wednesday 6 December 2023 by taking delivery of the iconic tower.

It had been sitting on the quayside at Shoreham port since October. On Tuesday 5 December it was lifted onto a trailer by Coussens Cranes of Bexhill and gently laid on its side.

The following day it was transported by K Drury and Sons of Hurst Green to its new temporary home at Ibstock in Turkey Road.

It will remain there in secure storage and under wraps until it can be placed in position on East Parade where it will form the focus of the new maritime centre.

Bexhill Maritime thanks Coussens Cranes and K Drury and Sons for their hard work and professionalism in making the move go so smoothly. It also thanks Ibstock for agreeing to the storage and their help and enthusiasm for this community project.

The Lantern Tower is moved into its temporary home at Ibstock in Bexhill

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Every donation has a direct impact on our ability to establish a new maritime coastal environment centre incorporating the iconic Royal Sovereign Lighthouse Lantern Tower to Bexhill’s seafront. The journey starts here…

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