The Island of Flatholm lies centrally in the busy shipping lanes where the Bristol Channel meets the Severn estuary. The need for a lighthouse on the island had been discussed for many years by leading shipmasters and by members of the Society of Merchant Venturers of Bristol when, in 1733, John Elbridge, a senior member of the Society, forwarded a petition to Trinity House setting out the dangers to navigation and the general desire for a light on the island. However, Trinity House informed Elbridge that no application had been made to the Crown for a light and at the same time the Corporation took steps to ensure that no light was erected other than in their name.
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7 Day Weather Forecast
Expect a temp in the range 4.8℃ to 5℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (NNW)
Expect a temp in the range 4.2℃ to 4.9℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (NNW)
Expect a temp in the range 2.5℃ to 3.3℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (N)
Expect a temp in the range 5.4℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (WNW)
Expect a temp in the range 2.5℃ to 4.2℃ with wind speed 0.6 m/sec (SSE)
Expect a temp in the range -1.1℃ to 1.3℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (SSE)
Expect a temp in the range 2.3℃ to 3.3℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (E)
City of Bristol weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
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