Nothe Fort gives blue light tribute to the NHS and carers

Nothe Fort gives blue light tribute to the NHS and carers

Published by Maria Greenwood at 7:52am 1st May 2020.

One of Weymouth's most historic landmark's paid tribute to the NHS and carers last night.

The Nothe Fort was lit up in blue lights as a show of support.

Although Nothe Fort has been unable to open for the new season, staff and volunteers wanted to do something positive to pay tribute to health and social care workers.

Nothe Fort’s blue light tribute was made possible by the support of local Weymouth electrician, Terry Wright, who is one of Fort’s regular volunteers. 

Nothe Fort Generic Outside
Nothe Fort before lockdown restrictions

James Farquharson, the Chairman of Nothe Fort, said, 

"There’s been a lot of positive change at Nothe Fort recently and the whole team were looking forward to welcoming the public at the start of the season.

"That obviously couldn’t happen, but by lighting up the Fort as a tribute to the NHS and carers, we’re still able to make a positive contribution to the town. 

"The team is currently planning ways in which access to parts of the Fort might be safely permitted later this year, should government advice be relaxed, enabling the public to engage in the town’s heritage and enjoy the most beautiful views of Weymouth."

Anyone who still has a current annual pass for Nothe Fort will have their pass extended to cover the period when they were unable to use it.