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Postcards from the Past

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DOVERCOURT LOW LIGHTHOUSE, ESSEX

I occasionally stumble upon shots of the Dovercourt Low Lighthouse and find it intriguing. I decided to drive there for dawn, and capture this regionally iconic structure. It was a very hazy morning and the tide was receding, so I shot a long-exposure image, in line with the ridge that leads back to shore. It was only once I looked at the photo that I thought the lighthouse looked like the Apollo lunar landing module! I therefore named the image ‘Sea of Tranquillity’ - the site on the moon where humans first landed.

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In this month's issue… Everything you ever wanted to know about castles The complete story of the greatest emblem of the medieval age: how they evolved from simple forts into impregnable bastions, how they were built without modern machinery and how you could break into one. Plus: the Women's Liberation Movement; the peasant who became Japan's second great unifier; top 10 ancient board games; the football match that sparked a war; and a graphic guide to London Zoo's most famous residents.