Heroes all: the Newquay lifeboat crew on the occasion of a Royal visit in June 1909.
‘A site was chosen in the hollow, a Life-Boat house built, and a concrete slipway constructed in order that the boat might be launched into deep water within easy reach of the open sea and command the whole bay… When required the boat is brought to the edge, and the crew, having donned their oilies and “Kapok” life-belts, climb in and take their places. The masts are stepped, and, at the word of command, she is released, shoots down the slipway and dashes into the sea in a cloud of spray.’
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Also, Ed Bachman has collated these individual pages into two pdf files. Thanks Ed!