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"Unsung Heroes: Dedicated Crewmen of Lifeboat Organisations" From Fishguard to Goodwick, meet the courageous crew members who risk it all for others

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Vivienne Whiteright, Mandy Clarke, and Phillipa Lewis, female crew members of

Vivienne Whiteright, Mandy Clarke, and Phillipa Lewis, female crew members of the Little and Broadhaven lifeboat operating the beat at St Brides Bay, Pembrokeshire. 3rd February 1990

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Crew of the Barry lifeboat Arthur and Blanche Harris Frederick Batten and Eric Fry (right

Crew of the Barry lifeboat Arthur and Blanche Harris Frederick Batten and Eric Fry (right) at the tiller on board the boat. Standing left is Mr. Emlyn Davies. 14th March 1970

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Crewmen of the Fishguard and Goodwick Lifeboat: left to right: Ken Bean, Ieuan Bateman

Crewmen of the Fishguard and Goodwick Lifeboat: left to right: Ken Bean, Ieuan Bateman, Noel Murrow, Roy Williams, Jack Jenkins, Glyn Bateman, Richard Fowles, George Bateman and Byron Nichols

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Mary Jane Clarke W. S. P. U

Mary Jane Clarke W. S. P. U
Mary Jane Clarke W.S.P.U. Mary Jane Clarke, (1863-1910) Younger sister of Emmeline Pankhurst. In 1909, she was organiser for the W.S.P.U, living in Brighton, a year later

Background imageOrganisations Collection: John McDermott, coxswain of the Hoylake lifeboat with crew members Richard Martindale

John McDermott, coxswain of the Hoylake lifeboat with crew members Richard Martindale, Alan Tolley. Steve Armitage and Jeff Kernighan. 4th October 1990

Background imageOrganisations Collection: The Barry lifeboat RNLB Rachel and Mary Evans at Barry docks. Circa 1961

The Barry lifeboat RNLB Rachel and Mary Evans at Barry docks. Circa 1961

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Keeping a lookout during exercises of the Barry lifeboat in the Bristol Channel is crew

Keeping a lookout during exercises of the Barry lifeboat in the Bristol Channel is crew member Mr. Emlyn Davies. 14th May 1970

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Carving a wake in the winter grey waters of the Bristol Channel

Carving a wake in the winter grey waters of the Bristol Channel, the Barry lifeboat Arthur and Blanche Harris sets out on an exercise. 13th March 1970

Background imageOrganisations Collection: The new lifeboat Augustus and Laura is named by Lady Frances Osborne at Newbiggin

The new lifeboat Augustus and Laura is named by Lady Frances Osborne at Newbiggin. 24th June 1939

Background imageOrganisations Collection: The new motor lifeboat Robert and Marcella Beck in Plymouth before its naming ceremony in

The new motor lifeboat Robert and Marcella Beck in Plymouth before its naming ceremony in Plymouth, Devon. 3rd July 1927

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Birmingham Press Club Ball, 29th November 1968. At the tombola stand

Birmingham Press Club Ball, 29th November 1968. At the tombola stand, members of the cast of ATV series The Champions, from left, Stuart Damon, Alexandra Bastedo and William Gaunt

Background imageOrganisations Collection: A new lifeboat, the Will and Fanny Kirby, launched at Seaham Harbour to replace

A new lifeboat, the Will and Fanny Kirby, launched at Seaham Harbour to replace the George Elmy which capsized with the loss of eight men. 21st September 1963

Background imageOrganisations Collection: The naming ceremony of the new Barry Dock lifeboat the Arthur and Blanche Harris

The naming ceremony of the new Barry Dock lifeboat the Arthur and Blanche Harris, was performed on Saturday afternoon at Barry Docks by Lady Traherne, the wife of the Lord Lieutenant of Glamorgan

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Cover of programme of International Labour Day Sheffield demonstration programme

Cover of programme of International Labour Day Sheffield demonstration programme: Workers of the World Unite, 1922
Original at Sheffield Local Studies Library: MP 4664 S

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Nikolai Shvernik

Nikolai Shvernik
NIKOLAI SHVERNIK Russian statesman, trade union leader, realigned labour organisations to subordinate them to the Soviet state

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Lesley Abdela

Lesley Abdela
LESLEY ABDELA MBE An expert advisor to governments and international organisations in the fields of gender, human rights and democratic enpowerment

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Silhouetted against the waters of Moelfre Bay, Anglesey, Wales

Silhouetted against the waters of Moelfre Bay, Anglesey, Wales, Captain Evans watches from the lifeboat house as the crew practice a launch. 20th June 1969

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Coxswain of the Barry Lifeboat Mr. Frank Tinsley watches the life line land on the rocks

Coxswain of the Barry Lifeboat Mr. Frank Tinsley watches the life line land on the rocks of the Barry shore after he had fired the rocket carrying the line set up a breeches buoy during an exercise

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Workers - May Day 1936

Workers - May Day 1936
Workers organisations May Day celebrations in Hyde Park - London

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Masonic Temple. Sydney. Cape Breton Island. Nova Scotia. Canada 1900

Masonic Temple. Sydney. Cape Breton Island. Nova Scotia. Canada 1900
5306861 Masonic Temple. Sydney. Cape Breton Island. Nova Scotia. Canada 1900 by French School, (20th century); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Former Ark Royal skipper Rear Admiral Wilfred Graham (second from left

Former Ark Royal skipper Rear Admiral Wilfred Graham (second from left) and secretary Stan Green (third left) with lifeboatmen at Newbiggin as they inspect the new Atlantic 21 semi inflatable inshore

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Coxswain of Mumbles Lifeboat Derek Scott, aged 43 of Mumbles Road, Southend

Coxswain of Mumbles Lifeboat Derek Scott, aged 43 of Mumbles Road, Southend, Gower pictured with the RNLI rescue craft at Mumbles Head. 14th August 1972

Background imageOrganisations Collection: The crew of the city of Bradford III at Humber Lifeboat Station at Spurn Point

The crew of the city of Bradford III at Humber Lifeboat Station at Spurn Point on the Humber Estuary in East Yorkshire. They are front coxswain Robertson Buchan

Background imageOrganisations Collection: London Ragged School, Battersea 1890s

London Ragged School, Battersea 1890s
The London Ragged Schools Union was established in April 1844 to combine resources in the city, providing free education, food, clothing, lodging and other home missionary services for poor children

Background imageOrganisations Collection: The Northumberland lifeboat Lizzie Porter, which entered service at Holy Island in 1909

The Northumberland lifeboat Lizzie Porter, which entered service at Holy Island in 1909 until 1925 before moving to North Sunderland where stayed until 1936

Background imageOrganisations Collection: St. Abbs new lifeboat the J. B. Couper of Glasgow takes to the water after

St. Abbs new lifeboat the J. B. Couper of Glasgow takes to the water after
St. Abbs new lifeboat the J.B. Couper of Glasgow takes to the water after the official launching and naming ceremony by Mrs. W.F. Turner of Glasgow. 20th July 1950

Background imageOrganisations Collection: The Number 1 lifeboat of Padstow Station, the Joseph Hiram Chadwick

The Number 1 lifeboat of Padstow Station, the Joseph Hiram Chadwick, seen against a backdrop of typical Cornish cottages before putting to sea. 1st October 1954

Background imageOrganisations Collection: The Newbiggin lifeboat Richard Ashley is hauled back to its shed after a rescue attempt

The Newbiggin lifeboat Richard Ashley is hauled back to its shed after a rescue attempt off the Northumberland coast. 16th May 1962

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Inaugural ceremony of the new Bembridge, Isle of Wight lifeboat Jesse Lumb

Inaugural ceremony of the new Bembridge, Isle of Wight lifeboat Jesse Lumb. Photo shows the Right Rev. Lord Bishop of Sailsbury Dr. Ernest Neville Lovett C.B.E, D.D

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Launching of the Cromer lifeboat H F Bailey. 10th June 1935

Launching of the Cromer lifeboat H F Bailey. 10th June 1935

Background imageOrganisations Collection: New Inshore lifeboat at Hartlepool Lifeboat Station. 27th April 1972

New Inshore lifeboat at Hartlepool Lifeboat Station. 27th April 1972

Background imageOrganisations Collection: A new rescue craft was tested today at Littlehampton for use as auxiliary

A new rescue craft was tested today at Littlehampton for use as auxiliary and small stations to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Background imageOrganisations Collection: The 'Lady Launchers'of Dungeness, Kent, have - by tradition - for generations

The "Lady Launchers"of Dungeness, Kent, have - by tradition - for generations
The " Lady Launchers" of Dungeness, Kent, have - by tradition - for generations turned out night and day, in storms and fog, to help launch the lifeboat Mabel. E

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Clacton lifeboat with crew on its way to Barrow Deep

Clacton lifeboat with crew on its way to Barrow Deep lightship with Christmas gifts. 23rd December 1950

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Women pull the lifeboat ashore at Cresswell lifeboat station in Northumberland

Women pull the lifeboat ashore at Cresswell lifeboat station in Northumberland. 14th May 1935

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Launched and named by Sir Godfrey Baring, chairman of the RNLI, the Elliot Gill

Launched and named by Sir Godfrey Baring, chairman of the RNLI, the Elliot Gill, new lifeboat for the Runswick station, lies at her moorings in East Cowes

Background imageOrganisations Collection: The crew of the new Tyne class lifeboat Robert and Violet of Moelfre Bay Lifeboat

The crew of the new Tyne class lifeboat Robert and Violet of Moelfre Bay Lifeboat Station in Anglesey, aboard the boat during a familiarisation trial visit to Liverpool for the boat and crew

Background imageOrganisations Collection: The Seaton Sluice lifeboat. 8th June 1974

The Seaton Sluice lifeboat. 8th June 1974

Background imageOrganisations Collection: The largest self-righting lifeboat to be built for the Royal National Lifeboat

The largest self-righting lifeboat to be built for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, was tested at Portsmouth today. It was the 48ft

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Prototype lifeboat launching tractor being tested by the Hoylake lifeboat crew

Prototype lifeboat launching tractor being tested by the Hoylake lifeboat crew. The machine, costing over £ 50, 000, is being tested at various lifeboat stations around the coast

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Holyheads new RNLB Arun Class lifeboat the Hyman Winstone

Holyheads new RNLB Arun Class lifeboat the Hyman Winstone bedecked in flags at Holyhead Lifeboat Station in Anglesey, North Wales. 7th July 1980

Background imageOrganisations Collection: The Hoylake lifeboat Mary Gabriel displayed on the beach for visitors at the Hoylake

The Hoylake lifeboat Mary Gabriel displayed on the beach for visitors at the Hoylake lifeboat station on the Wirral, Merseyside. 23rd August 1982

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Sarah and Anthony Hanlon offer their congratulations to the lifeboat coxswain John

Sarah and Anthony Hanlon offer their congratulations to the lifeboat coxswain John McDermott at the Hoylake lifeboat station. 23rd August 1982

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Members of the Southwold, Suffolk lifeboat crew leaving harbour in their boat the Mary

Members of the Southwold, Suffolk lifeboat crew leaving harbour in their boat the Mary Scott to carry out their quarterly exercises. The Mary Scott is a sailing and motor lifeboat

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Capsizing and self-righting trials of the new lifeboat Princess Marina taking place at H

Capsizing and self-righting trials of the new lifeboat Princess Marina taking place at H.M Dockyard in Portsmouth. 22nd April 1970

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Lifeboatmen pf Walmer, Kent, including Coxwain Fred Upton. 25th November 1945

Lifeboatmen pf Walmer, Kent, including Coxwain Fred Upton. 25th November 1945

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Kessingland lifeboat the Hugh Taylor out on exercise. 12th March 1934

Kessingland lifeboat the Hugh Taylor out on exercise. 12th March 1934

Background imageOrganisations Collection: Whitby lifeboat, the Mary Anne Hepworth escorting the Dutch vessel Czkziena of Rotterdam

Whitby lifeboat, the Mary Anne Hepworth escorting the Dutch vessel Czkziena of Rotterdam into Whitby harbour during a gale. 5th November 1951



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"Unsung Heroes: Dedicated Crewmen of Lifeboat Organisations" From Fishguard to Goodwick, meet the courageous crew members who risk it all for others. Ken Bean and Ieuan Bateman stand tall as they navigate treacherous waters on the Fishguard and Goodwick Lifeboat. Meanwhile, Frederick Batten and Eric Fry join forces aboard the Barry lifeboat Arthur and Blanche Harris, ready to answer distress calls at a moment's notice. In this captivating snapshot of history, we witness Mary Jane Clarke of W. S. P. U. , an organization fighting tirelessly for women's suffrage. Her unwavering determination mirrors that of these brave seafarers. The Tynemouth lifeboat Tynesider is hoisted into position with precision - a testament to the teamwork displayed by its crew. Trevor Fryer skillfully handles The Tynemouth Lifeboat Dinghy, ensuring safety even in turbulent conditions. Keeping watch during exercises in the Bristol Channel, these dedicated individuals carve their wake through winter grey waters. Their commitment shines through as they prepare for any emergency that may arise. Lady Frances Osborne bestows honor upon Newbiggin's new lifeboat Augustus and Laura during an emotional naming ceremony. This vessel symbolizes hope and protection for those facing perilous seas. Launching from Holy Island with unyielding resolve, the Holly Island lifeboat Milburn embodies bravery in action. Its crew exemplifies selflessness as they venture forth into unknown dangers. Plymouth witnesses a proud moment as Robert and Marcella Beck motor lifeboat is christened before embarking on its lifesaving mission. These heroes are prepared to face whatever challenges come their way. Lastly, we pay tribute to The Tynemouth lifeboat Henry Frederick Swan - a beacon of strength amidst tumultuous waves. Its name echoes throughout history alongside countless acts of courage performed by its valiant crew members. Today we celebrate these extraordinary organizations whose unwavering dedication saves lives and brings hope to those in need.