Lighthouse Friends welcome MVS Road Show

Leasowe Lighthouse is the oldest surviving brick-built lighthouse in Europe and stands on the Leasowe common in the centre of the North Wirral Coastal Park. It was built in 1763 by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board as one of a pair of leading lights to guide ships through the treacherous local sandbanks.

Leasowe Lighthouse

The Friends of Leasowe Lighthouse have been working hard to raise money to restore this building since 1989 and the building is open to the public on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from April to September and the 1st Sunday of each month from October to March.

On Sunday 5th February, Assistant Secretary Paul Hutchings and our Area Volunteer Officer (North) Chris Todd, took the MVS Road Show along to meet visitors to the lighthouse. Paul said “The Friends of the Lighthouse have agreed to display MVS publicity material and we hope to get a regular display within this historic building”

Paul awaits the next visitor

The team met every visitor as they waited for their trip up the 133 steps. “It was great to hear from people that they knew of the work of the MVS and that two of our visitors had friends in the MVS” commented Chris “This is a great venue to publicise our two local units in Merseyside”

Your AVO assists a young visitor make a welcome donation