Posted by: GW7AAV | July 17, 2009

Lighthouses on the air anybody?

A Cornish beach and lighthouse, which is thought to be the inspiration for the Virginia Woolf novel, To The Lighthouse, has been sold. Although Woolf’s 1927 novel is set in the Hebrides, the author used her recollections from childhood as inspiration for her most famous novel. Auctioneers expected bids for the beach and the lighthouse to start at about £50,000, with money raised going to Truro’s Hall for Cornwall theatre. Five bidders slugged it out and it went to an anonymous buyer from London for £80,000. 

What a great opportunity for an unusual holiday location for radio amateurs a lighthouse like this would make.  A great take off over saltwater with a built in tower far enough from most of the electronic mush of an urbane shack and right on the beach to keep the kids quiet.  I wonder who bought it and if they fancy renting it out?


  1. Yes I saw that, but I couldn’t believe the price. You could pay that for a few acres of anonymous land round here. Still, it’s probably a listed building so I guess the planners would have something to say if you attempted to install some nive big Yagis on the top of it.

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