About the film archive
Learn about the history behind our documentary film archive from the 1940s.
The work of Trinity House, England's General Lighthouse Authority, and the life of a lighthouse-keeper.
The work of pilots, lighthouses and lightships
'On Tower Hill stands the fire-scarred shell of Trinity House, but its work goes on. This work is the administration of Britain's 1,217 lighthouses, 87 lightships, pilot boats, buoys and other aids to navigation. Today Trinity House pilots steer through mine-fields as well as hidden shoals and reefs. A lighthouse-keeper's life is described.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1942-43)
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