The East Twin light 1946. The house was built in 1925, shortly after the events in this post. The original light was a large triangle.
"I rang up the Harbour Master’s Office, then I proceeded to the Harbour Office myself. I stopped in the office until 6.30pm, then I returned with the Police in the Motor Boat to the Light House. At that time the police stopped with me until I got my Blankets. They also escorted me and my wife and my two children to the Old Pilot Boat where I had to take refuge for the night. The youngest child was only two months old at the time.
'The following day I proceeded to the lighthouse after working hours. I gathered all the wearing apparel possible to get. I had to take them to the Harbour in a rowing boat. I had to take them to Lurgan at my own expense.
'The remainder of my furniture was left in the Lighthouse.
'Three months afterwards I returned for my furniture. I was escorted by the Harbour Police with a Motor Lorry. When we got there, my furniture was Partly in a disused Military Hut and part of it in the Lighthouse, occupying my position.
'Afterwards I corresponded with the Harbour Master. He communicated with me and he let me know that my position would be kept safe until the Disturbance would pass over.
'Owing to the disturbed state of the city, it was impossible for me to return to my employment at the time. So when the Disturbance passed, I applied for my position and I was told that there was a man in it. Permanent."
A Harbour Board memorandum however claims that his loss of a job wasn't all down to a breach of faith by them: -