Night Storm Signalling Tower

From Historical Hastings

With the fishing fleet often at sea during the hours of darkness and quite often coming ashore during these hours, it was desirable that a method be found of communicating to vessels at sea, the wind direction and strength.

Thus in 1887, Mr. Councillor Stubbs' motion to erect a structure for showing storm signals at night, for the benefit of the fishermen, was put into effect. The tower was on the parade, a short distance eastward of the Lifeboat House and carried a diamond shaped set of different coloured lights.[1]


References & Notes

  1. Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 17 December 1887