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The Lighthouse Lamp

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Accession No: TWCMS : 2009.415
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Summary
Ray's story is about a visit with his father to the Hartlepool lighthouse in 1943.

By Ray Worthy

Inspiration

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This story was inpired a lighthouse lantern from the collections at the Museum of Hartlepool.


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I don't believe in ghosts, I'm a scientist. Ghosts are a figment of people's imagination but when I walked across the hall in the museum and saw that lamp from a lighthouse, the Hartlepool lighthouse, there was my father standing beside it. He was saying, "Come on Ray, come on, have a look at this. This is a miracle of modern ingenuity". He was an engineer and he would take me to see all sorts of things to further my education.

Not only did I see my father but I saw myself in school cap and short trousers. That meant it was 1943 when I had passed the eleven plus examination and gone to the grammar school. We lived in Middlesbrough and he had a friend who was a member of the same choir and he invited us to go through to see the lighthouse and that's how I know almost the exact date as to when this happened, 1943. I in short trousers, my father beckoning to me and saying, "look at this mercury, it's floating on a bath of mercury. It will respond to the pressure from my little finger", and he turned the light with his little finger.  

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