Not so "Light" house...

by Jack Mathews August. 20, 2019 348 views

The Grade II listed Point of Ayr Lighthouse is located in Talacre, North Wales. Literally drenched in history this light house has many stories to tell.

Battered by waves..

Battered by waves..

Intended to watch over the fierce Irish sea the lighthouse was built in 1776 to guide vessels into the Dee and Mersey Estuary and was operational for over 100 years.

Watching over the irish sea..

Watching over the irish sea..

Decommissioned in 1883 the history of the light house does not end there. It was later used as a radio control tower during ww2 to assist aircraft during target practice.

It is also said that one keeper decided not to leave as a ghostly figure has been seen many a time patrolling the rusty platform before dissapearing into the night.

Peeling..

Peeling..

After many years of neglect the lighthouse was painted in hopes of giving a new lease of life but the peeling paint and rusty aura suggest otherwise.

Yes... it is wonky!

Yes... it is wonky!

If you are ever in the area I would definitely recommend checking out the light house as it's an absolute haven for landscape photographers! Thanks for reading! :)

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Katharine Mathews 3 months, 3 weeks ago

These photos are amazing especially the one view of the lighthouse through the sand dune grass. The history of the lighthouse has drawn my interest and would love to visit. From Grandma xx

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Julie Walker 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Great pictures and summary of the history. Will look in on it during my travels 😀👍

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Katharine Mathews 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Absolutely love this picy .
Great read too. Never knew it was built so early!

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