BMX chain used to fix historic lighthouse
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BMX bike chain used to repair Jersey's Corbiere lighthouse

A BMX bike chain has been used to repair a 19th century lighthouse.

The chain was the only suitable part to replace the original Corbiere lighthouse lamp chain in Jersey.

Lighthouse keeper Mark Turner was looking for a new chain as a part of his personal restoration work.

The chain used to turn the lighthouse lamp before modern technology replaced this method in the 1970s.

It had not been changed since the lighthouse was built in 1874.

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  • 16 Mar 2017
  • From the section Jersey