Trinity Village is owned by the charitable arm of the Corporation of Trinity House, based nearby at Tower Hill. The Corporation was originally 'The Guild of Mariners' - later becoming a corporation by Royal Charter - and remains the official lighthouse authority. With the help of rents from Trinity Village, it also continues its functions of licensing pilotage and supporting mariners' charities across the country.
Popular among residents and staff alike, Roy is a resident at the Weston Acres Estate.
Born in Hove, Sussex, in 1923, Roy joined the Royal Navy aged 18 and was based at HMS Royal Arthur in Skegness where he took diverse roles, including gunner and Morse code interpreter. Roy also spent time as a naval guard in Sri Lanka, protecting members of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS).
During the D-Day landings in 1944, Roy was actively involved in laying ramps to help Allied tanks to cross the beaches while fighting was going on all around...
A number of lighthouse keepers' cottages have been transformed into holiday lets. You can now stay in the very cottages formerly occupied by lighthouse keepers and their families. Each cottage has been fully refurbished and modernised. Set against beautiful coastal scenery, these cottages provide the perfect opportunity to re-charge your batteries.Find out more...
The Guild of Mariners was originally granted a Royal Charter by Henry VIII in 1513.
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Registered office: Trinity House, Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4DH.