Souter Lighthouse at Marsden, South Shields was the very first to use electricity to light it's lamp. The 60 watt filament bulb is amplified by a huge array of glass magnifying lenses weighing over 30 tonnes and floating on a bed of mercury, the light could be seen from 26 miles away. The whole array can be pushed around by one finger!
This is the view from the fog horn field.
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Read my views in Curly's Corner Shop, to find out a little more about my home town South Shields.
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