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Penzance, Cornwall

Architecture and Heritage

For Those in Peril (2)

The Lifeboat House

Such Geometry

Such mass

With the high overseeing window

Was built in 1884

For the RN LBI

The original Lifeboat Station was at Wherrytown;

 in 1908 The Lifeboat was moved - stationed at Newlyn.

The fact that this building remains in such a good condition is a testament

to the care shown to some buildings in the Town.

The Dora was also introduced in 1884

[restored from a photograph in my Grandfather’s collection]

She was built by Woolfe of Shadwell

Donated by H M Harvey of Hexworthy

She was 34 ft x 10 ft; Crew of 13, 10 oars

She saved all 10 vessels and 57 lives, until she was replaced in 1895

 

 

Raymond Forward