The Orfordness lighthouse in Suffolk is in danger of falling into the sea, and is in need of donations to help save the iconic building which was built in 1792.
The lighthouse is now only around ten metres
from the sea, since coastal erosion has contributed to the gap halving
within the last four years.
The Orfordness Lighthouse Trust has set up a £10,000 appeal
in a bid to fund crucial repairs and sea defences which could save the
lighthouse. Without any action, the historic Grade II listed building
would likely be gone within months.
Placing temporary 'Soft
Defences' - bags of shingle wrapped in 'sausages' of high performance
geo textile bonding - in front of the lighthouse has already extended
A group of able volunteers are ready to start work to
enhance the temporary defences, putting another two layers of wrapped
shingle to shore up the beach below the lighthouse, but cannot do so
To allow this reassuring feature of the Suffolk coastline to remain open to visitors the support of the public is important and any donations greatly appreciated by the Orfordness Lighthouse Trust.
Gold set up the Orfordness Lighthouse Trust having bought the building
from Trinity House, the country's general lighthouse authority, after it
was decommissioned as a working lighthouse in June 2013.
said: "If the work is not carried out in the next few weeks, the
lighthouse will, in all likelihood, not be standing in a year's time."
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