Format: Print Length
Publisher: Whittles Publishing (April 19, 2016)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 5.5 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
we have now been sending each other postcards for good over a century now - frequently short messages to our family and friends telling them in regards to the climate on our vacations or the place we are vacationing subsequent on our travels. 100 years in the past we despatched postcards with extra severe messages - vital, own information regarding births, marriages and deaths, pressing requests for aid, or simply to maintain in contact ahead of using the phone turned frequent. the alternative of topics featured on postcards at the present time is mammoth, yet among the preferred has regularly been the lighthouse - an emblem of protection and reliability, and proof of Man's simple intuition to warn and reassure. through the years, virtually each British lighthouse has featured on a postcard of a few description, and those with easy accessibility are on a regular basis up-to-date with assorted perspectives. This new e-book from Christopher Nicholson, writer of the highly-acclaimed Rock Lighthouses of england, concentrates on classic postcards that includes the remotest lighthouses of all. inside of those pages are snapshots of the prior and moments in time from the very fringe of Britain - granite pillars emerging from sea-swept reefs or the lighting on uninhabited storm-lashed islets dotted round the coasts of britain, Wales and Scotland. a few of these playing cards are artists' impressions, a few are hand-tinted, whereas others are genuine sepia or black and white photos - yet all of them convey how issues used to appear and the way existence was on the very extremes of offshore Britain. as a result of their age those postcards are actually beneficial records of social historical past - keepers posing with their households or being relieved on the finish in their stint of responsibility - and so they illustrate the altering visual appeal of the lighthouses, including the appalling climate the keepers persevered. facts, if such have been wanted, that there has been nowhere too remoted nor climate too tough that might daunt the decided postcard photographer! It used to be probably as a result of the very remoteness of the lighthouses that drew humans to shop for the postcards and those evocative pictures will invoke an appreciation of these bygone occasions. With chapters on 'pillar lights', 'island lights', 'relief days', 'wild winds and white water' and 'curiosities' the writer has been given specific entry to the collections of non-public members and lighthouse specialists to bring together a desirable and sentimental paintings. each one lighthouse featured is observed through attention-grabbing historic information in addition to a range of classic postcard perspectives with prolonged captions - a few over a century previous.