In a timely tribute to care and key workers, some of the town’s most high profile landmarks were turned blue this past month. Stunning images from Charmain Lovett in this month’s magazine show the scene on Ilfracombe harbour where Damien Hirst’s Verity statue and St Nicholas Chapel on Lantern Hill were illuminated with blue lighting.
The tributes marked International Nurses Day and the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale but also celebrated the work of nurses during the coronavirus pandemic. The request to turn North Devon blue came from Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, which asked people to display blue lights, wear blue or put something in their windows. But, as is so often the case, Ilfracombe went one step further.