The RNLI in 1952 on film – including a clip of Whitby No 2, the last pulling lifeboat

It was reader John Button who set me off looking for this material – so thanks John! The wrecks on the Goodwins look pretty scary, I’d say.

‘Woods from many parts of the Empire play their part in the construction of a lifeboat.’

‘Men who come together for sudden, dangerous acts of mercy.’

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