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The Lighthouses of Great Britain and Trinity House

Chairman of the Friends of Salisbury Cathedral
Posted By : Amber Rawlings Thursday 10th March 2016

Friends’ chairman Captain Duncan Glass will tell the story of the ancient corporation responsible for navigation safety around England, Wales and the Channel Islands in our Refectory Restaurant tonight


“Trinity House provides the Lighthouse service, deploying 600 aids to navigation ranging from lighthouses, beacons and buoys to satellite navigation technology" says Capt Glass, “Trinity House Corporation is also a maritime charity and spends about £4 million every year on the welfare of mariners, education and training of future seafarers and promoting safety at sea.” he continues.


Capt Glass began his Merchant Navy career with three years of sea training from the age of 14. He then joined Andrew Weir Shipping in 1964, sailing worldwide during training, before serving as second officer, chief officer and master of ice class ships trading between the UK and Baltic States. Later on, he was promoted to head office in London in 1986 as chief marine superintendent and in 1999 he was elected an elder brother of Trinity House and appointed director of navigational requirements for the lighthouse service. After ten years in this role he retired and became rental warden of the Corporation of Trinity House and director of pilotage. He was awarded the OBE in 2010 for services to safety of navigation and received the Merchant Navy Medal the same year.


Do join the Friends at 19:00  - tickets at £6 for Friends and £8 for non-Friends will include a glass of wine/soft drink and nibbles and are available from the Friends' Office or by telephone on 01722 335161.

Visit the Friends' website here.