Fowey held a rally for ex-lifeboats recently as these smashing photos by local chap Paul Richards show. Local boat builder Marcus Lewis reports that a great selection of ex-lifeboats turned up, and bright breezy weather helped the flags to fly.
All of the boats were made open to the public, who were asked for donations to the RNLI.
These wonderful images of magic lantern slides from a century ago come from the Tyne & Wear Archive Flickr set Our Life-Boat Men. Follow the link to see more!
I wonder whether the series represents a particular incident and a particular group of lifeboatmen? I’d guess magic lanterns were too early for one of these blokes to be the legendary Henry Blogg of the Sea Palling lifeboat station. The line throwing technique looks good mind!
My thanks to Malcolm Woods for passing this one along…