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Lifeboat memorial, St Annes on Sea

Lifeboat memorial, St Annes on Sea
Lifeboat memorial, St Annes on Sea
Lifeboat memorial, St Annes on Sea
Lifeboat memorial, St Annes on Sea
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Lifeboat memorial, St Annes on Sea
St Annes on Sea
The lifeboat monument is situated on St. Anne's Promenade, near the Bandstand. The monument commemorates the disaster of 9th December 1886 when the lives of all the thirteen crewmen of the St Annes lifeboat the "Laura Janet" were lost in attempting to rescue the crew of the barque "Mexico". The Southport lifeboat was also lost in the same attempt and all but two of the sixteen man crew died. The monument was unveiled on 23rd May 1888 by John Talbot Clifton.

The citation on the monument reads: "This monument was erected by public subscription in memory of..........William Johnson, Coxswain; Charles Tims, Sub Coxswain; Oliver Hodson, Bowman; Thomas Bonney; James Bonney; Nicholas Parkinson; James M. Dobson; James Johnson; Richard Fisher; John P Wignall; Thomas Parkinson; James Harrison; Reuben M Tims........The crew of the St Annes Lifeboat who lost their lives in a gallant attempt to rescue the crew of the German barque "Mexico" wrecked of Southport on the night of 9th December 1886.

This image is a copy taken from the collection of glass negatives in St Annes Library.
Glass slide, negative
Monochrome
c.1900
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