Your personal memories

Do you have a favourite memory or story about the Royal Sovereign Lighthouse you’d like to share? Perhaps you have photographs you have taken from a boat or the shoreline? If so then we’d love to hear from you. Click to Share your memory. 

Here are some recent memories …

Royal Sovereign Station Record Books

Royal Sovereign Station Record Books

I was fortunate enough to spend the weekend at the lighthouse at Bidston Hill on the Wirral. I was there with around twenty members of the Association of Lighthouse Keepers to work on digitising the ALK's extensive archive. Amongst the gems, we traced ten years' worth...

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It’s Move Day!

It’s Move Day!

The Lantern Tower is moved into its temporary home at Ibstock in BexhillThe Royal Sovereign Lighthouse Lantern Tower arrives at its new temporary home at Ibstock in Turkey Road, Bexhill. We are very grateful to Coussens Cranes and K Drury and Sons for their hard work...

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Interview with last keeper

Interview with last keeper

In 1994 I interviewed Davd Mc Govern the last keeper of Royal Sovereign Lighthouse on the phone. Then I had the opportunity of a lifetime of boarding it by climbing the exterior from a fishing boat.

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PAINTING IT CLOSER

PAINTING IT CLOSER

I was so fascinated with the view from Bexhill of the distant tiny outline of the Royal Sovereign Lighthouse that I decided to bring it nearer. In 2016 I completed a painting of it, which now hangs in our kitchen. It’s sad to watch the lighthouse being removed, and...

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Bexhill Maritime
c/o Ashdown Hurrey
28 Wilton Road
Bexhill-on-Sea
TN40 1EZ

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