Weston-super-Mare Lifeboat Station

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The fascinating history of Weston-super-Mare Lifeboat Station has been brought to life in a new book written by John Crockford-Hawley. Read about our brave volunteers and their lifeboats, from the past to the present, and how they have battled the elements to bring people to safety.

This book details the history of Weston-super-Mare Lifeboat Station from 1882 to the present day. Located on the Bristol Channel – where the rise and fall of water is immense and can vary by almost 15 metres – Weston is thought to possess the world’s second highest tidal range. The force of the water can become like a maelstrom, resulting over the years in devastation of the pier and Weston’s lifeboat station.

About the author

JOHN CROCKFORD-HAWLEY is a well-known teacher, historian, writer and community politician. He is the Weston Mercury’s history columnist and a guest speaker at many local events. Wryly admitting to be ‘more land lubber than sea urchin’, John nevertheless has maritime and RNLI family connections through his Morgan-Giles boatbuilding cousins, happily swims in Weston waters and would live nowhere else other than by the coast.

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