Buy the Book
The Story of the Belle Tout Lighthouse
by Rob Wassell
In 2007 I tried to buy the Belle Tout Lighthouse at Beachy
Head by public subscription to open to the public. Since
that time I have been very lucky to continue to be involved
with the lighthouse.
I have published The Story of the Belle Tout Lighthouse.
The first time that a book has been specifically written and published
about this amazing lighthouse.
Belle Tout has a fascinating history, from our Neolithic ancestors and Roman farming, through to
the brave acts of Parson Darby and "Mad Jack" Fuller's
influence that led to the first temporary lighthouse being
built. The Belle Tout lighthouse was built in 1832 and
decommissioned in 1902, it has been a tea-shop, a home,
partly destroyed during the second world war and lovingly
rebuilt in the 50ís. Owned and filmed by the BBC, moved due
to erosion - and now, Belle Tout has been beautifully
renovated and refurbished.
The book is printed in full colour, with 44 pages and 99 pictures, some
rarely seen before by most people. Itís an interesting and
captivating tale of one of Britainís most unique buildings.
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more information and to
If you would like to find out more about Belle Tout
and what Rob Wassell did to try to buy it then visit the
Belle Tout Lighthouse Information Resource.
Would you like to stay at Belle Tout?
The Belle Tout Lighthouse is now a unique bed and
breakfast, offering guests a wonderful and memorable
stay in one of the most beautiful locations in the
Belle Tout website
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