Janet’s father: Frank Cartwright, lighthouse engineer.


Frank Cartwright. Pictured top right in both photographs. Copyright (Chance Bros Glass) 

Janet Cartwright’s father travelled the world installing lighthouse optics as an engineer for Chance Brothers Glass Works. Frank would often leave home for long periods of time. Janet loved her father dearly and could never wait for him to come home.


Janet Cartwright pictured with ‘Portland Bill’ lighthouse.

Janet has very kindly passed on her fathers dairy of his time in the West Indies; Frank was stationed in the West Indies for an entire year. The diary is currently being digitised and will be available to view shortly.

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