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Guiding Lights: The lighthouses, lightvessel, and buoys of the West of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly DVD

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Aspect ratio: 4:3 (full screen)

Classification: Exempt (E)

Colour: Yes

DVD region: 0 (all regions)

EAN: 5060104390006

Format: PAL

Genre: Documentary

Language: English

Narrated: Yes

Number of discs: 1

Product code: 1008

Release year: 1998 (remastered in 2008)

Running time: 79 minutes


This DVD visits the lighthouses, lightvessel, and buoys of the West of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.


The lighthouses, lightvessel, and buoys of the West of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly house the lights that have for many years guided and guarded mariners in these often treacherous waters.


This digitally remastered DVD visits the South West lights, from Godrevy Lighthouse in the North to the Lizard Lighthouse in the South, past Longships Lighthouse, the Sevenstones Lightvessel, and Wolf Rock Lighthouse and out to Round Island Lighthouse on the Isles of Scilly and Bishop Rock Lighthouse.


Experience landing by helicopter onto these towering granite structures. If it seems difficult to imagine dropping your helicopter onto the tiny helipad on top of a tower light, imagine landing on a helipad on top of the bobbing Sevenstones Lightvessel where the famous Torrey Canyon disaster occurred. Find out more about landing on the lighthouses in an interview with a serving helicopter pilot.


Witness the awesome nature of the seas and even observe the waves crashing over the top of Longships Lighthouse whose light is 35 meters above the sea.


Approach these formidable towers from sea and air. Come inside and see how the lights operate. Also meet one of Britain’s longest serving lighthouse keepers. He describes what life was like inside a rock tower some 150 feet high in storm tossed seas when 40 feet high waves were crashing against the slender structure.


The lighthouses, lightvessel, and buoys featured in the DVD are:



A plan giving the location, range, and character of each light is included with the DVD.


This DVD is hugely popular with lighthouse enthusiasts around the world.


This is an archive DVD that we continue to sell because of its popularity.


This is a brand new shrink-wrapped DVD which we, as the copyright holder and producer of the DVD, duplicated and which we sell on our site.


Customer comments


"I watched most of the DVD last night and its simply breathtaking! I loved the shots of the Longships and Wolf Rock segments. Didn't get to the Bishop Rock part yet. I even liked the one shot from the Wolf Rock where you focused on Longships from the top of the helipad! Nice! It's certainly a DVD that needs repeated viewings!" (Mr Orchard, Michigan, USA).


"Simply stunning." (Mr  Kennedy, Detroit, USA).


"The helicopter landing shots on Wolf Rock are quite amazing." (Mr Harris, Hastings, UK).


"Thanks, very pleased with item and prompt delivery." (L. White, Wimborne, UK)


"This DVD is absolutely brilliant.Many thanks" (w***m)


"An excellent seller - and a lovely Cornish DVD (complete with map) - superb!!!" (p***i)


"Excellent DVD - very informative." (e***l)


"Great DVD, brings back lots of memories" (l***h)


"Fantastic. So much better than watching Xmas telly! Highly recommended" (a***o)


"A+" (a***i)


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