Weston-super-Mare Lifeboat Station
The fascinating history of Weston-super-Mare Lifeboat Station has been brought to life in a newbook 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 peopleto safety.
This book details the history of Weston-super-Mare Lifeboat Stationfrom 1882 to the present day. Located on the Bristol Channel wherethe 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 theyears in devastation of the pier and Weston's lifeboat station.
About the author
JOHN CROCKFORD-HAWLEY is a well-known teacher, historian, writer andcommunity politician. He is the Weston Mercury's history columnist and a guestspeaker at many local events. Wryly admitting to be 'more land lubber than seaurchin', John nevertheless has maritime and RNLI family connections through hisMorgan-Giles boatbuilding cousins, happily swims in Weston waters and would livenowhere else other than by the coast.
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