as graffiti is painted on Burnham-On-Sea's iconic lighthouse
iconic lighthouse has been hit by graffiti vandals this week as
red lettering has been spray-painted along one of its legs.
angry readers got in touch with Burnham-On-Sea.com on Bank Holiday
Monday to express their disgust at the graffiti on the Grade II
listed building .
letters 'FRB' have been spray painted in six-inch tall red lettering
along the length of one of the nine wooden legs.
reader, Jane Rogers, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I couldn't believe
it when we saw this - it's disgraceful that such a lovely historical
building like this has been targeted in this way. Terrible."
reader, who asked not to be named, said: "Is nothing safe these
days? This is such a high profile building for Burnham and it's
upsetting that someone would do this."
reported the graffiti to Sedgemoor District Council on Monday evening.
It owns the building and a clean-up is expected shortly.
historic building was originally built in 1832 and attracts thousands
of walkers and photographers every year.
2014, the international media website 'Huffington Post' put Burnham-On-Sea
lighthouse on a list of the world's top 10 most beautiful lighthouses,
recognising its iconic status.
lighthouse was given a £20,000 revamp in 2016 when Sedgemoor
District Council awarded a contract to a commercial firm to repair
and paint the exterior of the building using weather-proof paint.