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Lighthouse volunteer celebrates appearing in national 'photo of the day' features

PUBLISHED: 16:40 23 April 2019 | UPDATED: 16:50 23 April 2019

Friends of Happisburgh Lighthouse volunteer Stephen Burke on the 96 step stone staircase featuring a Trinity House flag at Happisburgh Lighthouse in Norfolk, ahead of their first open day of the year. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Friends of Happisburgh Lighthouse volunteer Stephen Burke on the 96 step stone staircase featuring a Trinity House flag at Happisburgh Lighthouse in Norfolk, ahead of their first open day of the year. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A volunteer at a north Norfolk lighthouse has celebrated appearing in two national papers' 'photo of the day' features.

Stephen Burke, vice chairman of the Friends of Happisburgh Lighthouse group, was featured in the Times and the Telegraph's picture of the day spread on Easter Monday, April 22.

Mr Burke, who has volunteered with the group for eight years, said: “The reason they did it was it was our first open day of the year.

“Our next one is on the May bank holiday - there are just 14 public open days a year.

“My role is promoting the lighthouse, which also offers private tours, to potential visitors so we were very pleased to get the coverage.”

He added: “We're the only independently owned lighthouse in the country and there are 112 steps to the top.

“We had wonderful weather for the photos with the blue sky behind the lighthouse.”

For more details, visit: http://happisburgh.org.uk/lighthouse/



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