(02) Trafalgar Beacon, Galley Hill

Trafalgar Beacon, Galley Hill. Photo by Paul Wright, September 2012.

Trafalgar Beacon, Galley Hill. Photo by Paul Wright, September 2012.

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Nelson’s last but most famous victory over Napoleon, a beacon has been erected on the summit of Galley Hill following a public appeal. The beacon was made by Philcox Engineering of Catsfield and a number of local firms and businesses contributed to the beacon’s installation. The celebrations associated with the unveiling ceremony took place on 21st October 2005 in driving rain and gale force winds. The black-painted steel beacon consists of a square pole topped by an open basket rising to 5.75 metres above ground. The inscription around the basket reads: Invictus maneo 1805 – 2005 (I remain unvanquished) although many of the letters and numbers were missing when the beacon was viewed in December 2015.

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