This station was established by the Institution in 1864. The cost of the lifeboat was defrayed by the widow and daughter of Mr R W Hopkins of Preston and named Robert William in his memory.
Lifeboat house constructed at a cost of £170.
A member of the crew, J Rimmer died from the crushing of one of his feet by being run over by the carriage when the lifeboat was preparing to take part in a fe^te on the occasion of Lord Derby's visit to Blackpool.
Voted Silver Medal to Coxswain Bickerstaffe for his brave and skilful exertions during the rescue of four people from the schooner Bessie Jones which was wrecked on Salthouse Bank during a heavy north west gale on 26 February.
Coxswain Robert Bickerstaffe was washed out of the lifeboat but fortunately regained the boat.
Hon Secretary suggested that some better means of summoning the crew after dark than the bell be provided. A messenger was substituted for the bell.
Coxswain Bickerstaffe awarded the Silver Medal on his retirement.
Institution asked to contribute to local fund to provide new instruments and uniform for the local Lifeboat Band.
Lord Nelson's old Flagship Foudroyant which had been in Blackpool for exhibition purposes was totally wrecked in a gale and a very heavy sea. Twenty people on board were rescued by the lifeboat.
The promenade was being widened and the lifeboat had to be taken half a mile before reaching the only slipway.
Electric light service provided to lifeboat house.
Honary Secretary, Mr Tatham, awarded aneroid barometer for his services in a shore boat case at Fleetwood. His son, Joseph Tatham aged 10 received a copy of 'Britain's Lifeboats'.
The boat was named and the new lifeboat house opened by the Duke of Kent. This was the first naming ceremony in which he had taken part after he became President of the Institution.
Silver Medal awarded to Coxswain R Parr and a Bronze Medal awarded to Mechanic Thomas E Rimmer in connection with the service to the Pilot boat Charles Livingstone that went aground in bad weather conditions on 26 November 1939. Two of the crew were washed out of the lifeboat in this service but were recovered. In all, six lifeboats took part in the search and rescue.
Centenary Vellum awarded to station.
D Class lifeboat sent to the station in May.
Conventional lifeboat withdrawn from station 6 May. Atlantic 21 lifeboat sent to station on 21 May for evaluation trials. Became Blackpool's No 2 station boat with the D class as the No 1 station lifeboat.
Atlantic 21 lifeboat withdrawn and a second D class sent to station.
On 28 July the D Class inflatable lifeboat was launched after a report had been received that a woman was in danger of drowning. The unconscious woman was hauled from the water and given artificial respiration by the two crew members, Keith Horrocks and Peter Canham, and she later recovered. The Liverpool Shipwreck Association awarded scrolls to Keith Horrocks and Peter Canham.
A Framed letter of Thanks signed by the Chairman of the Institution, the Duke of Atholl, awarded to Helmsman K Horrocks in recognition of the high degree of seamanship he displayed when the 'D' Class lifeboat rescued the crew of three of a 17 foot catamaran with an outboard engine failure in difficulties about half a mile offshore at Squire Gate on 13 June.
Bronze Medals awarded to Helmsman Keith Horrocks and Helmsman Philip Denham in recognition of the courage, skill and determination displayed when both inshore lifeboats were involved in the rescue of two people in a fresh north westerly breeze and very confused seas on 6 January 1988. Keith Horrocks was Helmsman of D310 which rescued one of the crew of the Peebles which capsized one and three quarter miles south by west of the lifeboat station, and Helmsman Philip Denham was helmsman of D300 which rescued the sole occupant of the Dijon which was in difficulties one and a quarter miles north-north-west of the lifeboat station. Crew members Stuart Cottam, Terence Rogers, Robert Browell and Alan Parr were accorded the Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum for the part they took in this service.
Atlantic 75 class lifeboat B-718 was placed on service on 26 June.
New boathouse completed September.
A new B class Atlantic 75 lifeboat, B-748 Bickerstaffe was placed on service on Friday 25 September. B-722 withdrawn to ILC Cowes
The new station D class lifeboat D-558 William & Rose Nall was placed on service on 12 September 2000. This lifeboat was provided by a donation from Godfrey and Desmond Nall of Cheswick Green, Solihull in memory of their parents. Lifeboat D-429 has been withdrawn to Poole Depot.
The D class lifeboats D-729 Eileen Mary George and D-732 Basil Eric Brooks were named in memory of the two local supporters of the charity whose legacies funded the vessels. Placed on service 30 March 2010.
Six Medals have been awarded, three Silver and three Bronze, the last being voted in 1988.