The Lamplighters

The Lamplighters is a project exploring the history of Blyth and the Nothumbrian coast.

The project is based in the Port of Blyth, and is inspired by LV 50 – one of the oldest extant wooden light shpis in the world.

Children from across Blyth spend 4 days in the port, including days aboard LV 50 itself, together with musician Sarah Heneghan, as well as actors and archivists from the Parliamentary Archives.

They uncover stories from the history of LV 50, learn about Victorian attempts at conservation, and consider the question: ‘what would you like to celebrate and save about the place you call home?’

Parliamentary Archives