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Shipshape for Mission Two

I’m writing this from a seaside guesthouse in Southend-on-Sea.

After a long drive from Newcastle, my soul was instantly nourished by the sea lapping at the shore and the sun sinking over Southend Pier… 389 more words


The Crew visit Teddington RNLI (Part 3)

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve learned a fair bit about the RNLI lifeboat station at Teddington in London. We’ve talked about the fantastic reception that the little guys received… 622 more words


Both Pedals And Paddles

Two wheels drawn on paper with a pedal in between,

The other on a side that I can’t see,

I wonder if, like lifeboat with one paddle for to row, 51 more words


The Crew visit Teddington RNLI (Part 2)

In last week’s blog post, we talked about the fantastic welcome that the crew received at Teddington lifeboat station. And I promised to tell you this week about our tour of this most unusual of lifeboat stations, hidden away in the base of a block of flats on the bank of the River Thames. 733 more words


The Last Crewman

The youngest of nine children, 18-year-old Sidney Daniels of Portsmouth, England, signed on as a third-class steward aboard the RMS Titanic. He’d already worked for one year aboard the… 375 more words


The Crew visit Teddington RNLI (Part 1)

It was a Saturday morning and Natalie, Molly, the Crew and I had just negotiated the weekend traffic along the M4 and into one of the leafier parts of London. 835 more words


The Allison Family Tragedy

Alice Catherine Cleaver, 22, had worked as a nursemaid for wealthy English families since her teen years. In 1912, young Montreal millionaires Hudson and Bess Allison hired her to look after their children, two-year-old Loraine and eleven-month-old Trevor. 563 more words