SS2006 : The Bude Light 2000

taken 10 years ago, near to Bude, Cornwall, Great Britain

The Bude Light 2000
The Bude Light 2000
Built in 2000 as a millennium tribute to Sir Goldsworthy Gurney (1793-1875), a prolific Cornish inventor. 30 feet high, it was designed by Carole Vincent and Anthony Fanshawe, and uses fibre optics to light up at night.

Gurney invented the Bude Light, a brilliant light created by introducing oxygen into the centre of a gas or oil flame, in 1830. It was used in the Houses of Parliament, for lighthouses, and to illuminate Gurney's house, now Bude Castle.

In the background is Ergue-Gaberic Way, and on the right are SS2006 : The Bark House, Bude and SS2006 : Bude fire station.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 18 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 23 July, 2007
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Sculpture   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 2068 0632 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.7143N 4:32.8569W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SS 2067 0632
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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