Lighthouse Keepers

Lighthouse Keeper Heritage

Compared to the many lighthouse administrators, designers, builders, engineers and others, lighthouse keepers have not had comparable personal recognition. It is the aim here to provide data about lighthouse keepers that require the help of all of us.

If you are able to provide any information concerning the photos shown here - most importantly the names of those in the photographs - we ask you to let us know so that we can name just a few of those who have helped in the service of lighthouses.

Photo copyright Daily Mirror (George Greenwell) undated.

Photo copyright Daily Mirror (George Greenwell) undated.

Photo copyright Western Morning News Plymouth, undated, label =M73

Keepers on the Plymouth Breakwater lighthouse, saying farewell to a local clergyman. Photo unmarked and undated.

Keepers on the Plymouth Breakwater lighthouse. Photo unmarked and undated.

Keeper-in-Charge of the Plymouth Breakwater lighthouse, IS Richards (centre), receives a Christmas gift of a TV from the Lord Mayor of Plymouth Alderman G Wingett (2nd left). Also present is Assistant Keeper G Williams (2nd right) and Reverend Prebendary JD Wakeling (left), Vicar of Emmanuel Church, Plymouth, Chaplain to the Breakwater lighthouse and treasurer of the Appeal Fund. Photo taken on Trinity Pier, Millbay, Plymouth on December 24th 1958. Copyright: Dermot G. Fitzgerald, Mutley Plain, Plymouth.