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The Story of the Belle Tout Lighthouse Competition

To celebrate the launch of my book, I ran a competition to reflect the historical significance of the location of Belle Tout.

Thank you to everyone who entered. The lucky winners received either a Roman Coin or a Neolithic arrow-head. Genuine history - amazing!

The Answers

Q1.  In what year did Jonathan Darby take up his role as Parson? 1706
Q2.  In what year did The Thames become grounded? 1822
Q3.  In what year did the light from Belle Tout first shine? 1834
 In what year did the Daily Chronicle report on part of Parson Darbys cave still remaining? 1919
Q5.  In what year did King George V and Queen Mary visit Belle Tout? 1935
Q6.  In what year did they move the Belle Tout Lighthouse? 1999

Competition Terms of Entry

  • The closing date of the competition is midnight on Saturday 31st December 2011.
  • There are four genuine Neolithic arrowheads, circa 4000 years old, and four genuine Roman coins (circa 100AD to 400AD) as prizes to this competition.
  • There can be only four winners.
  • The chosen prize will be sent to the winner as specified by preference.
  • Each winner will be randomly chosen by computer from all of the correct entries.
  • Only one entry per person. Subsequent entries will be invalid and only the first entry will be accepted.
  • If you are under the age of 16, you must provide your age and have the permission of a parent or guardian to enter this competition.
  • The winners will be notified by email within seven days of the end of the competition.
  • If any winner fails to respond within seven days to confirm acceptance of the prize and to supply their address and contact details, the prize will be re-drawn and go to another winner.
  • All prizes will be posted to the winners, please accept 14 days for delivery.
  • The judges' decision is final.
  • Only entries from within the United Kingdom will be accepted.
  • The competition is operated and administered by Rob Wassell.
  • These terms are governed by the laws of England and Wales.

The Story of the Belle Tout Lighthouse

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Fascinating fact

Pharology (named after Pharos, the famed lighthouse of Alexandria) is the study of lighthouses and signal lights. Those who study lighthouses are known as Pharologists

An eroding coastline

Did you know that the fragile chalk cliffs of Beachy Head are eroding at an average rate of 60 centimetres per year!

Can you help me?

I am currently writing another book about Belle Tout and I am looking for people to help with information, pictures, photographs, postcards, anecdotes and stories about anything to do with Belle Tout.

I will cover any and all costs and ensure that you have a credit in what will be a unique publication that will be a part of Belle Tout's future history.


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