Trinity House is the General Lighthouse Authority for England and Wales, with responsibility for nearly 600 Aids to Navigation, from traditional aids such as lighthouses, buoys and beacons to the latest satellite navigation technology. Trinity House’s charitable activities include: the welfare of mariners, education and training and the promotion of safety at sea as well as its role as a Deep Sea Pilotage Authority.
Dellar Davies worked with Trinity House over a number of years, producing marketing materials and exhibition stands designed to raise awareness of, and educate the general public, about its work.
As part of its awareness-raising activities, Trinity House travels to many exhibitions, so we have designed and built stand components that can be reused in different formats according to the size and layout of floor space. The most ambitious feature is an interactive tank showing the site of a shipwreck near a shoreline. Members of the public use model boats to negotiate around the wreck buoys – a fun way to give people an understanding of TH’s work. The stand components also include a retail area, literature stand, light boxes for graphic displays and a plasma screen.
To celebrate its valuable work, Trinity House was given a one-off large feature space at the London International Boat Show. We built a three-zone exhibition stand which presented the Authority through the ages. Zone One was an historical display showing an early lighthouse keeper and his provisions. Zone Two compised a dramatic plasma ‘walkthrough’ showing a documentary about TH’s safety at sea work. Zone Three featured a real ‘Wreck Buoy’, one of TH’s latest innovations.
We utilised the outside walls of the exhibition to show a visual timeline of landmarks in Trinity House’s history. The timeline worked so well, we were asked to turn it into a brochure which is now an integral part of TH’s marketing.
Dellar Davies produced a short ‘Safety At Sea’ film which documents the work of Trinity House’s Rapid Intervention Vessel, THV Alert. The video demonstrates Trinity House’s role in the marking of wrecks and shows how the Emergency Wreck Marking Buoy is deployed. The film is used at exhibitions and can also be seen on www.trinityhouse.co.uk
Dellar Davies has produced a suite of marketing materials for Trinity House, including an information folder and leaflets, Lighthouse Visitor Maps, a Timeline Brochure, Lighthouse Leaflets and recruitment adverts and leaflets for Merchant Navy cadets.
We organised live filming of the launch of THV Galatea by The Queen and Prince Phillip. It was a high profile, high security naming ceremony on the River Thames in the heart of London. The coverage was shown on screens onboard the Galatea for the crew and invited guests to enable them to watch the proceedings. We subsequently edited the footage and combined with photographs to create a commemorative DVD of the day’s events.