New Book- NEW BRIGHTON LIFEBOATS

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A new 200-page book about the history of
the famous New Brighton lifeboat station
has just been published and is due to be
launched at the lifeboat station on Sunday
22 February.

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Title
NEW BRIGHTON
LIFEBOATS
An Illustrated History of
150 Years of Life-saving
on the Mersey
Price
£14.99
ISBN
9781909540040
Binding
Paperback
Pages
200
Size
234mm x 156mm
Publication date
February 2015
Author
Nicholas Leach
Publisher
Foxglove Publishing
Limited
Foxglove House
Shute Hill
Lichfield WS13 8DB
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01543 673594

The New Brighton station on the Mersey
has a fine record of gallantry. The volunteer
lifeboat crews have undertaken hundreds
of rescues, including many notable medalwinning
services. They have provided a
rescue service to shipping and craft using the river Mersey for a
century and a half, operating unusual lifeboat types including Tubular
rowing boats, steam-powered craft and, in the 1920s, the largest
lifeboat in the world.
This book provides a comprehensive history of the station from
the middle of the nineteenth century to the modern era, with the
state-of-the-art Atlantic 85 lifeboat Charles Dibdin (Civil Service No.51)
alongside the inshore rescue hovercraft Hurley Spirit.
Author Nicholas Leach has worked in conjunction with the
station’s archivist and long-standing crew members to produce this
authoritative work, which will appeal to anyone who has an interest in
lifeboats, shipping, the port of Liverpool and maritime heritage, as it
includes dramatic accounts of rescues and details of the gallant work
of the volunteer lifeboat crews of New Brighton.

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