Sir Peter Scott’s lighthouse in Sutton Bridge open to the public this weekend

THE lighthouse which was once home to the founding father of global conservation will be open to the public today and tomorrow.

Doug and Sue Hilton, owners of the lighthouse at Sutton Bridge, have opened the historic building this weekend.

Their tour of the site will give families the chance to learn more about Sir Peter Scott, son of Scott of the Antarctic, and his time at the lighthouse and the Fens.

People will be able to have a look round the lighthouse between 11am and 4pm, with admission costing �3 for adults and �1.50 for children.

The lighthouse will also open next weekend and on Bank Holiday Monday, August 29.

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One of the lighthouse open days is also being incorporated as part of a Sir Peter Scott Discovery Day where families will be able to learn even more about his life.

The event, organised by Natural England, will begin at 11am on Sunday, August 28 with children receiving a goodie bag on completion of the trail.

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Sonia Reveley, from Natural England, said there was no need to book and asked for people to meet at the Wash National Nature Reserve by the lighthouse.

For more information about the discovery day, contact Ms Reverley on 01553 818503.

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