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Model of the first purpose-built lifeboat, the Original Featured 01505 Image

Model of the first purpose-built lifeboat, the Original

Model of the first purpose-built lifeboat, the Original, built by Henry Francis Greathead of South Shields in 1789.
South ShieldOs private Law House committee endeavoured to find an inventor who could design and build a lifeboat prompted by an earlier tragedy at the mouth of the River Tyne.
They launched a lifeboat design competition and offered a reward of 2 guineas for the best design.
Among the entrants were Parish Clerk William Wouldhave and Boatbuilder Henry Francis Greathead, both from South Shields.
Neither design was an outright winner. Instead the committee took ideas from both to produce a final lifeboat design.
William Wouldhave was offered half the prize money as a reward for his efforts, which he took offence to and rejected.
Henry Greathead was asked to build the lifeboat from the final design and went on to become known as the inventor of the lifeboat.
taken: March 1974

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One of the busiest lifeboat stations in Wales has been given a larger Featured 01505 Image

One of the busiest lifeboat stations in Wales has been given a larger

One of the busiest lifeboat stations in Wales has been given a larger and faster boat as part of a policy to improve the rescue service around a popular stretch of coastline.
St David's, in the Pembrokeshire National Park, is the first of three lifeboat stations In the area which will soon have better vessels.
Both Tenby and the Angle stations within the Milford Haven harbour, are soon to have new lifeboats, although the St David's replacement has already been in service for 18 years.
The replacement, the 48ft Ruby and Arthur Reed, pictured right arriving on station, had previously been based at Cromer, Norfolk, and is regarded as ideally suited for its new role In-West Wales, say the RNLI.
10th December 1985

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RNLI volunteers gather outside Manchester Town Hall on a historic day for charity Featured 01505 Image

RNLI volunteers gather outside Manchester Town Hall on a historic day for charity

RNLI volunteers gather outside Manchester Town Hall on a historic day for charity fundraising.
Until the late 1880s, the RNLI mostly relied on wealthy philanthropists for financial support.
On 10 October 1891, the first charity street collection in history occurred, born out of tragedy when five years earlier 27 men from Southport and St Anne's died while trying to rescue sailors from the stricken vessel Mexico.
Around 30, 000 people turned out in Manchester to watch the parade of bands, floats and two horse-drawn lifeboats.
10th October 1891

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