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The Portishead lifeboat station opening ceremony (Part 2)

In last week’s blog post, we talked about the preparations leading up to the Portishead lifeboat station’s opening ceremony. After several months of planning and hours of frenetic activity on the day, the bunting was up, the boathouse was as clean as a boathouse has ever been and all station personnel were freshly washed and crisply ironed. 653 more words


holding on tight

Worries and fears; two of my biggest opponents at the moment… I get it, then I don’t.  I think I’ve grappled it and then everything unwinds, like a tightly rolled ball of string, let loose.   454 more words


On call... and online

The little guys have been overwhelmed by the welcome that they have received on social media. With 999 (!) ‘likes’ on Facebook and 1,274 followers on Twitter, they’re extremely excited to be getting their vital coastal safety message across. 306 more words


Ten Myths About Titanic

1. Sixteen lifeboats plus four collapsible boats were all that were in the original plans.

False. The original plans called for 64 lifeboats. The owners and builders reduced it to 32, then to 16 because that was the number required by law at the time, and in order to make room for more deck space. 457 more words


Interview with the Crew: Crew Member Jackie

Having already caught up with Coxswain Bob, Deputy Coxswain Anna, Mechanic Dave and Crew Member Steve, this week we learn a little more about Crew Member Jackie. 680 more words


On the trail of the Lizard (Part 3)

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been telling you about the Crew’s visit to The Lizard Lifeboat Station, down in the furthermost – and most beautiful – reaches of Cornwall. 645 more words



I’m not sure if I’ve ever blogged about what happened on the 24th July 2013. Not completely anyway. I’m sure people know some of the ins and outs of what happened, but this blog post will explain as to why I’m taking on the H2Only challenge, raising money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). 1,007 more words