Whitby Lifeboat Station
Welcome to pages I have devoted to Whitby Lifeboat Station, its lifeboats, including its crew coxswains both past and present. With the help of my ISP www.Daily.co.uk who have generously provided a hosting package my lifeboat website is now well established at its own domain.
This website previously presented two pages dedicated to the stations present crew members, something that was quite outdated. It was my wish to carry on doing so given that most of them are voluntary and deserve to be a focal point of the website. However this is only possible with the support of the coxswain Howard Fields, when I recently approached him for some updated photographs he was not supportive at all and bizarrely said he didn't think there were any, making Whitby lifeboat Station one of the only stations that does not document its activities? When I asked instead for a simple group photograph I was told he could not help me due to the present GDPR legislation even though I would be satisfied with one without the actual crew names. Later that day I was shocked to see a group photograph of the stations crew 'with the names included' on both Facebook and Twitter, clearly the GDPR legislation doesn't matter when publishing photographs and private names on social media where tens of thousands can access the data.
If you are going to fabricate a lie at least make it believable of course he knew what he was saying as the RNLI actually permits the use of its images providing you make the neccessary credit.
Whitby RNLI save family from water after they got caught in a rip current
L-R: Adam Wright, Andrew Cass, and Matt sharpe who were the three RNLI volunteers involved in the rescue, click on the picture to learn more.
Credit RNLI/Ceri Oakes
What was initially my home page has been split it into two pages, the second page contains a better introduction of the lifeboat station and can be found using the 'welcome' navigation element.
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.
The official dedication of the new lifeboat station and the naming of the new inshore lifeboat OEM Stone III occurred on Friday the 7th September 2007. The day began as a wonderfully warm sunny day which added to the occasion. HRH the Duchess of Kent officially opened the station heralding a new era for Whitby Lifeboat Station. The following link leads to a succession of of comprehensive gallery pages, I am proud to be able to share. To complement the pages related to the official opening of the new station I have seven gallery pages that present the work involved in the dismantling and removal of the old station built in 1909 (seen right). The pages begin with the dismantling of the old station and work through to the completion of the new lifeboat station, simply use the link in the old station photograph to access the gallery pages.
The former Upgang and Whitby lifeboat William Riley had its first major fundraising venture in 2008 following its complete restoration recreating the journey undertaken by the Tynemouth motor lifeboat "Henry Vernon" in 1914 to the wreck of the Rohilla, details of the fundraising event itself can be found on my William Riley fundraising page.
I am fortunate enough to be given permission to host a page presenting some of the stations services with videos showcasing the exploits of the station volunteers, you get to see the action as they do. Use the link below to view action from a service to the aid of the charter boat Chieftain who was in danger of running onto Whitby Rock.
Please feel free to use the search facility below to search for something throughout the entire lifeboat website.
If you have any questions, queries or suggestions attributed to my Whitby Lifeboat Station website please do not hesitate to contact me using the link below, feedback is often welcome.
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