“The First Smalls Lighthouse” by Martin Roberts.

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Our speakerMartin Robert.

On Thursday 4th January 2018, at Crundale Hall, Martin Roberts told us the reasons for construction of the first Smalls Lighthouse, in the late eighteenth century and how it was brought about on the challenging wave cut platform 23 miles west of Solva.

He went on to describe in dramatic fashion the drama of the death of one lighthouse keeper and the drift to insanity of his work partner as the dead mans’ finger tap tapped at the glass window.

For more detail on the talk read Jim Price’s report Smalls Lighthouse Talk 4th Jan 2018 pdf

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Photos of scale model of the First Smalls Lighthousecourtesy of Martin Roberts.

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