HZ2274 : Fair Isle North Lighthouse

taken 9 months ago, near to Fair Isle Air Strip, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Fair Isle North Lighthouse
Fair Isle North Lighthouse
Radio station on Ward Hill in the background.

"On 28 March 1941 the dwelling houses were machine gunned by an enemy plane. Two bombs were also dropped but landed 60 yards south east of the tower and damage was confined to broken glass. The second main attack happened on 18 April 1941 when a single enemy plane machine gunned the buildings and dropped two HE bombs one of which registered a direct hit on the buildings situated 30 feet from the back wall of the dwelling houses. The outhouses, comprising store houses and closets were completely demolished and all contents destroyed, plus 24 feet of boundary wall which was also demolished.

"Roderick Macaulay, Assistant Lightkeeper, walked 3 miles from North Lighthouse, where he and his daughter had a narrow escape in the former raid, through snowdrifts and gale-force winds to lend a hand in restoring the South Light to operational order, and returned in the dark to take his own regular watch at the North Light: he received the BEM for his outstanding services" - LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 14 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 26 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Islands  Communications 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HZ 221 740 [100m precision]
WGS84: 59:33.1264N 1:36.5864W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HZ 233 741
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