As Seen in Gordon Ramsay’s

A while back now, just after we'd finished refurbishing our new shop at 14 Lostwithiel Street, Gordon Ramsay was doing some refurbishing of his own, at the former Lloyd's Bank in the town. The TV chef had bought the Grade II listed property for a reported £2 million...

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Our Philosophy

Hello. Nick here. I co-founded Any Old Lights with Patrick in 2014 and now run the business with my wife, Sinead, and a fabulous local staff. It occurred to me, as I browsed what purported to be "nautical lighting" on the internet recently, that I have never stated...

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The bells! The bells!

We've a new shipment of vintage lighting and maritime collectibles arriving soon. Including a couple of beauties... Here in Fowey, there are​ ​horns sounding and bells ringing and yacht-​race guns firing, and swifts​, jackdaws​ and seagulls calling, as a constant...

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A Celebration of Independent Shops

Something odd keeps happening outside the shop. I don't think people notice that, during opening hours, a member of staff is sitting right behind the window, so we see it when people point and peer - it's great, part of the fun of the job. We get it a lot since we...

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Curiouser & Curiouser

Alice laughed. 'There's no use trying,' she said. 'One can't believe impossible things.' 'I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. 'When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible...

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Questions, Questions!

Questions, questions!  Any Old Lights does have a pub quiz team and we do make rare appearances at various local venues.  We've come second twice. Nick says he is going to throw himself off the harbour wall if we don't win the next one.... Customers wander into Fowey...

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Ladies & Gentlemen – We Are Turning 360!

It's OK, we aren't that ancient and neither have we taken up dangerous sports. No. We have just begun showing our lights on the website in 360˙ rotation. So now, by using a simple scroll bar, you can see one of our gorgeous ship lights from every angle. We won't bore...

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Fowey Festival 11-19 May 2018

This Friday 11 May the Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature  kicks off, and for us the chance to see one of our favourite new bands, Wildwood Kin. Their recent performance on the Old Grey Whistle Test was simply stunning and the acoustics in the church will bring out...

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Madly Rare Clocks Available for Pre-order

We have some great news for collectors of Russian submarine clocks and our vintage double-sided clocks. After months of trawling our network of vintage nautical suppliers worldwide, we've finally tracked down some ultra-rare timepieces. So we are today making...

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