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
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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
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