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Pencarrow Lighthouse as 'Mr Blobby'


In June 2001 pranksters painted the Pencarrow Lighthouse as 'Mr Blobby', a character from the popular British TV show Noel's house party. One journalist pondered whether this was part of an 'international painting trail', given that a lighthouse in Scotland had been painted in similar fashion a few months earlier. The following article appeared in the Evening Post, 8 June 2001:

Article about Mr Blobby paint job on Pencarrow Lighthouse


Image and article courtesy Heriage New Zealand.

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