News Release

August 2008

Photography Competition Winners Honoured

Winning images for inclusion in the 2009 Trinity House calendar have been chosen by a judging panel chaired by the television presenter, Tony Robinson.

The images, which will form the 2009 Trinity House calendar, were formally announced at a ceremony in London.

Beachy Head lighthouse was selected as the overall winner by the chairman of the judging panel Tony Robinson. Commenting on the competition entries, the presenter of Channel Four's Time Team said: "Lighthouses have changed profoundly since Sostratos invented the Pharos. Now we talk of Differential Global Positioning Networks, Rapid Intervention Vessels and alternative power arrangements. But thankfully, our lighthouses remain, powerful and eloquent on our coastline, a tribute to all those who have served us so well in the past, and to those who will doubtless continue to do so in the future."

Trinity House operates some of the most famous lighthouses in the world. Renowned for their beauty, history and architectural merit many of the lighthouses are listed buildings situated in spectacular locations and lend themselves to creative images. The calendar will go on sale in retail outlets and on the Trinity House website later this year.

This is the third year that the photograph competition has been held to select the images for the calendar. The spectacular 2008 calendar was sold to individuals worldwide.

Jeremy de Halpert, Executive Chairman of Trinity House, and Charles Salmon, Managing Director of Salmon Calendars completed the judging panel who selected the following images for the calendar:

 Lowestoft - Barry Amos   Start Point - Nick Shepherd   Cromer - Bryan Shaw   St Catherine's - Julie Kelley    Hurst Point - Graham Percy   Strumble Head - Ian Wright

 Pendeen - Michael Rogers   Beachy Head - Jackie Hooper   Flamborough - David Humphries   Skokholm - Andy Myatt   Hanois - Tim Harvey   Longstone - John Wise


1. Tony Robinson
Tony Robinson is the presenter of the Channel Four archaeological series Time Team. He is perhaps best known for his role as Baldrick in the comedy series Blackadder and as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Maid Marion and Her Merry Men, which he also wrote. He has a keen interest in history and archaeology - he is president of the Young Archaeologists' Club and is particularly fascinated by ancient Greece and the biblical lands of the Middle East.

2. Trinity House
Trinity House is the General Lighthouse Authority for England, Wales and the Channel Islands, providing nearly 600 Aids to Navigation ranging from lighthouses, buoys and beacons to the latest satellite navigation technology. It is also a major maritime charity, wholly funded by its endowments, and spends over 3m each year on its charitable activities including welfare of mariners, education and training, the promotion of safety at sea, and its role as a Deep Sea Pilotage Authority.

3. Jeremy de Halpert CB
Jeremy de Halpert was appointed Deputy Master of Trinity House in 2002. Following his appointment he has overseen a major reorganisation of Trinity House to ensure it is in good shape to face the challenges of new technology in aids to navigation. He has also encouraged efficiencies that now see the operational aspects of the Service centred on a new purpose built complex in Harwich, Essex, whilst Head Office remains in its prime position amongst other maritime organisations on Tower Hill in the City of London.

Previously Jeremy de Halpert had served with the Royal Navy. Having joined in 1966 he served in various ships and saw service in the Falklands War as well as other active campaigns before a career ashore. Promoted Commodore in June 1996, he assumed the appointment of Director Overseas Military Activity at the Ministry of Defence, London. He was promoted to Rear Admiral in December 1998 and appointed Naval Secretary/Chief Executive of the Naval Manning Agency.

4. Salmon Calendars
J Salmon Ltd is based in Sevenoaks, Kent and is a printer and publisher of both local view and general interest products such as postcards and calendars (local view and general interest), local view greetings cards, notelets, diaries, placemats and books including local view and favourite recipes. J Salmon publishes the Trinity House lighthouse calendar under licence. The company is family owned and currently run by the fifth generation of the Salmon family with both Mr Charles Salmon and Mr Harry Salmon as Joint Managing Directors. Amongst the many products produced is the widest selection of local view calendars on the marketplace. J Salmon Ltd is also the UK's oldest established postcard publisher.


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