A battle is being waged to stop the Trafalgar lighthouse in southern Spain being converted into flats and lost as a public monument.
The historic landmark, close to where Nelson’s ships defeated an allied French and Spanish fleet in 1805, is a popular destination for British visitors. Built in 1860, it stands on an unspoilt stretch of coastline near Caños de Meca, south of Cadiz on the Costa de la Luz, an hour’s drive from Gibraltar.
But now, 200 years after Nelson died following his heroic victory, a second battle of Trafalgar is being fought.
Jeez, it’s a sodding lighthouse, built 55 years after the damn battle. And it was a sea battle: it’s about as interesting as watching submarine racing.
Find something else to worry about.
As to the actual protestor, his own application to take it over was rejected in favour of this one.