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Welcome to the RNLI

  • Happy birthday to a lifesaving legend

    It’s Henry Blogg’s 140th birthday!

    The tales of his daring rescues are known all over the world.

    He saved over 873 people during his 53 years on Cromer’s lifeboats – and to this day he remains the RNLI’s most decorated crewman.

    Read about his remarkable life
    Henry Blogg and his crew, posing for a video
  • Pay us a visit

    If you’re in Cromer, take a look around the Henry Blogg Museum.

    Explore the rich history of Cromer’s lifeboats, learn about Henry Blogg’s famous rescues, try on crew kit and practice Morse code.

    Find out more
    The Henry Blogg Museum in Cromer
  • His legacy lives on

    ‘A fire at sea is the worst scene possible to be called to.’

    Cromer’s all-weather lifeboat Lester launched in blustery conditions to help a coaster in distress after a fire started onboard and the blaze started to get out of control.

    Read about the rescue
    Crew being hit by spray at the aft rail onboard the Cromer Tama class lifeboat Lester.
Happy birthday to a lifesaving legend
Read about his remarkable life

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Padstow and Appledore lifeboats assists cargo ship in gale force winds

30 December 2015

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Shorething! 7–14 year olds

The RNLI’s site for young people is crammed full of activities, games and videos.

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