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Paul Banks Sign Writing Van and Flamborough Lighthouse

Sign Writing Van at the Lighthouse

Working on the rugged Yorkshire coastline is a real pleasure. Flamborough Lighthouse is a 5 mile cliff top walk from where I live and is one place I come to get inspiration.

The lighthouse was built in 1806 by John Matson of Bridlington. It was oil burning until 1940, running on electricity since then. In 1996 it was automated and the last lighthouse keepers left.

It continues it’s role as a trusted waypoint for coastal traffic and for vessels heading to the harbours of Scarborough and Bridlington.

In the Spring and Summer months it opens for public tours and is a fascinating visit. Well worth the effort of climbing the 119 steep steps to the top. It also makes a fitting back drop for my sign writing van!