Jack Lowe, the actor Arthur Lowe’s grandson, has started a mammoth project visiting every lifeboat station, in his converted ambulance, photographing members of the crew. What is different and unique, is the method by which the photographs are being taken. Jack is using a 100 year old camera and the prints derived from glass plates, that are developed in trays of chemicals. He recently visited Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station, the above photo of Steve Saint, the Coxswain and other results can be seen on his blog on:-
‘Lucy Lavers’ was built in 1940 for Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station but, during the Second World War, the lifeboat’s first service was participating in the Dunkirk Rescue operation. She served at Aldeburgh, as the second lifeboat, for 19 years. She then became the relief boat around the East Coast until 1968, having being called out 89 times. ‘Lucy Lavers’ was given to the charity ‘Rescue Wooden Boats’, who have restored her to her former glory as seen in the above photo. To celebrate 75 years after the evacuation from the Dunkirk Beaches, ‘Lucy Lavers’ will sail from Well-next-the-sea to Dunkirk. She will stop en route, including Aldeburgh. It is anticipated she will arrive at Aldeburgh on 11th May, leaving on 14th May. If anyone wishes to come and see ‘Lucy Lavers’, she will be moored at Aldeburgh Yacht Club.
25th July – Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station Open Day
17th August – Aldeburgh Lifeboat launch on Carnival Day
29th August – Street Fair – Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station
It is with great sadness to announce the sudden death of Richard Newman, one of Aldeburgh Lifeboat’s DLA’s. He had been with Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station for many years, was a keen sailor and an avid amateur archaeologist. He will be greatly missed by all.
A service of celebration of his life will take place at Aldeburgh Parish Church on Friday 31st October at 11am.
This year’s street fair will take place outside the Lifeboat Station, on Crag Path, from 9.30am to 12.30pm. A variety of stalls will be there, including tombola, cake stall, second books, face painting and may others. Everyone is welcome to come along and support the RNLI. If it is raining it will be held in the Lifeboat Station.
Paul Rosher, one of the All-Weather Lifeboat crew, completed the IronMan UK recently, achieving a finish time of 14hrs and 15mins. This included a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a full Marathon (26.2 miles). This was an amazing achievement and he also raised money for charity.
This Saturday, 9th August, Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station will be holding it’s successful Open Day. Come and meet the crew, look at the equipment they use, then watch a demonstration launch. This will occur between 10am and 1.30pm, with the launch at 2pm. As the boat will be on active service, the launch may be subject to change.
A cheque for £500 will be handed over to RNLI Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station at 10.30 on 8th July, the opening day for the new Tesco in Aldeburgh.
Local independent wine shop, Russell & Newnes will be handing over a cheque for £750, following the sale of red and white wine which had a label painted by local artist Kirstie Blackbenz. Bryan Newnes very generously donated 10% of all sales to RNLI Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station and will be presenting the cheque to the Coxswain at 12pm on Saturday 21st June.,