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Back on the front page

Back on the front page

Bexhill Observer journalist Justin Lycett was given a close-up look at the Royal Sovereign Lantern Tower in its storage place. He was shown around the structure by the founder, chair and trustee of Bexhill Maritime Raymond Konyn and vice-chair and trustee Gordon...

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£500 boost from the police

£500 boost from the police

Bexhill Maritime has received a £500 boost from Sussex Police thanks to PCSO Daryl Holter. He was able to secure the grant from the Police Property Act Fund, made up of monies received by the police from property confiscated by order of the court and then sold....

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Thank you, Lions!

Thank you, Lions!

Bexhill Lions Club has awarded £1,200 to Bexhill Maritime. The money will be used towards programming costs for the educational section of the charity's website. A series of talks is being planned which will need extra website facilities developing. The cheque was...

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Sussex World news update

Sussex World news update

In pictures: Plans unveiled for the future of an iconic piece of Sussex maritime history The lantern tower of the famous Sovereign Lighthouse, which has been a landmark off the Sussex coast for more than half a century, is set to go on permanent display in a Sussex...

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Podcast about Royal Sovereign Lighthouse

Podcast about Royal Sovereign Lighthouse

The most recent episode of the Keeping Watch podcast features the Royal Sovereign Lighthouse extensively. There is an interview with the Royal Sovereign's last Principal Keeper, Dave McGovern, as well as an archive recording of the lighthouse's first Principal Keeper,...

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Recent press coverage

Recent press coverage

The Lantern Tower's arrival in Bexhill caused a stir - as reflected in the coverage of the two local newspapers. It made the front page of the Bexhill Observer with a picture of it being lowered into position at Ibstock. The full story appeared on page 9 in their 15...

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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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Christmas – our first newsletter

Christmas – our first newsletter

We have just sent out our first email newsletter to our members. It features the story of the Royal Sovereign Lantern Tower move from Shoreham Port to Bexhill in pictures. We also reveal the identity of our very first member! If you're a Bexhill Maritime member, and...

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Lantern Tower arrives in Bexhill

Lantern Tower arrives in Bexhill

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...

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United Nations Association Ocean Symposium

United Nations Association Ocean Symposium

Bexhill Maritime had a stand at the Ocean Symposium organised by the United Nations Association. It was an all-day event featuring presentations on various marine projects in Sussex. It featured updates from the organisations involved and a series of short films about...

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Safe on shore!

Safe on shore!

Safe on shore – the first picture of the Royal Sovereign Lighthouse Lantern Tower awaiting its journey to Bexhill. It will soon be on its way to Bexhill to form the centrepiece of a new Maritime Environment Centre planned for East Parade. The lantern tower has...

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Top’s off!

Top’s off!

The once proud Royal Sovereign Lighthouse has now been reduced to a stump. The cabin section was lifted off on Sunday 1 October by a giant floating crane called Gulliver. The demolition company, Herbosch-Kiere, will return next year to remove the Sovereign Stump....

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Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

Bexhill Maritime has been getting out and about meeting residents living near the proposed site of the Maritime Centre. Representatives were invited to a town councillors' surgery to answer residents' questions. The surgery was held for Sackville Ward residents by...

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Backing for Bexhill Maritime

Backing for Bexhill Maritime

Bexhill Chamber of Commerce and Tourism has given its backing to the Bexhill Maritime project. In its column in the Bexhill Observer the Chamber says it will create “a unique beacon of regeneration on our seafront.”

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Press Release

Press Release

The Royal Sovereign Lighthouse Tower has been saved for the people of Bexhill. It is hoped to install it on the seafront as part of a new Maritime Centre. The iconic Royal Sovereign Lighthouse has been visible on Bexhill’s horizon since 1971. It replaced a...

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Launch day!

Launch day!

Here we go… Bexhill Maritime was officially launched on Friday 25 August 2023. Pictured are the trustees making a champagne toast on the seafront site on East Parade. They are holding that day’s edition of the Bexhill Observer which featured the news on...

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Bexhill Maritime
c/o 35 Western Road
Bexhill-on-Sea
TN40 1DU

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