Portland Bill Lighthouse links with local business Chance Bros
Over the year’s countless numbers of Brummies and Black Country folk have visited Weymouth and the nearby lighthouse but how many of them realise the part that a local firm played in its illustrious history. The vital glass work for the lighting mechanism of the famous lighthouse, Portland Bill, was manufactured over a century ago by skilled craftsmen, at the landlocked Smethwick firm, Chance Bros. constructed by men who may have never even been to the seaside.
Now the mechanism is being replaced by LED lighting and the Chance Bros. equipment is being made redundant. A new book, by Brendan Jackson, shines a light on the part played by Chance Bros in the development of the most visited lighthouse in the UK.
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