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New Brighton Lifeboat Station

New Brighton Lifeboat Station

New Brighton has a remarkable history of bravery with 48 awards for gallantry. The station is one of four lifeboat stations that operates an inshore rescue hovercraft alongside the conventional lifeboat.

 

 

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Station address:

New Brighton Lifeboat Station
Kings Parade
New Brighton
Wirral
CH45 2ND

Station telephone:

0151 639 8000

Station opening times:

By appointment only

Accessibility:

Parking

Visitor contact:

Graham Sale or John Earp

Visitor contact telephone:

07802 940690
0151 342 9316

Shop opening times:

Easter–September
Saturday–Sunday
12pm–4pm

Appledore ILB crew members. Left to right, Martin Davis, Gary Stanbury and Andrew HalletSpecific crew member details for this lifeboat station are not available here at the moment.

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Only 1 in 10 crew members has a professional maritime occupation. Men and women of all ages and all walks of life crew the RNLI lifeboats around our coasts and waterways.

  • Hovercraft H-007 Samburgh returning to New Brighton

    Hovercraft H-007 Samburgh returning to New Brighton

  • Hovercraft H-007 Samburgh returning to New Brighton

    Hovercraft H-007 Samburgh returning to New Brighton

  • Hovercraft H-007 Samburgh returning to New Brighton from Leasowe Bay

    Hovercraft H-007 Samburgh returning to New Brighton from Leasowe Bay

  • Hovercraft H-007 Samburgh returning to New Brighton

    Hovercraft H-007 Samburgh returning to New Brighton

  • Monitoring buoy that was mistaken for a person in the water

    Monitoring buoy that was mistaken for a person in the water

  • HM Coastguard helicopter - Rescue 936

    HM Coastguard helicopter - Rescue 936

  • Beach crew and rig with line to yacht

    Beach crew and rig with line to yacht

  • New Brighton and Southport lifeboats with yacht

    New Brighton and Southport lifeboats with yacht

  • Getting ready to return yacht to New Brighton beach

    Getting ready to return yacht to New Brighton beach

  • New Brighton's Atlantic 85 Charles Dibdin tows in yacht with Southports independant lifeboat as escort

    New Brighton's Atlantic 85 Charles Dibdin tows in yacht

  • The dog is spotted on the Mersey Revetment Wall

    The dog is spotted on the Mersey Revetment Wall

  • New Brighton lifeboat crew on return from dog rescue

    New Brighton lifeboat crew on return from dog rescue

  • Rita Richards and Selby Williams with Mary Wright and Tony Jones

    Rita and Selby with Mary Wright and Tony Jones

  • Rita Richards and Selby Williams with their Gold Badges

    Rita Richards and Selby Williams with their Gold Badges

  • Special tea free tea bag

    Special tea free tea bag

  • The temporary tattoo in the H2O kit - model not included!

    The temporary tattoo in the H2O kit

  • Simon Kelly - RNLI New Brighton Crew Member

    Simon Kelly - RNLI New Brighton Crew Member

  • The fourth queen on the river - Lythams Mersey class lifeboat - Her Majesty the Queen

    The fourth queen on the river - Lythams Her Majesty the Queen

  • New Brighton's hovercraft H-007 Samburgh on beach providing safety advice to crowds

    New Brighton's hovercraft H-007 Samburgh on beach providing safety advice to crowds

  • A matter of scale - Lythams & New Brighton;s  lifeboats and the Cunard Queen Mary 2

    A matter of scale - Lythams & New Brighton;s lifeboats and the Cunard Queen Mary 2

  • Ltham and Hoylake all-weather lifeboats at 3 Queens event

    Ltham and Hoylake all-weather lifeboats at 3 Queens event

  • 3 Queens sailing down the Mersey with lifeboat escort

    3 Queens sailing down the Mersey with lifeboat escort

  • RNLI Lifeboats at 3 Queens from New Brighton, Hoylake & Lytham

    RNLI Lifeboats at 3 Queens from New Brighton, Hoylake & Lytham

  • Lytham St Annes Mersey class Her Majesty the Queen at 3 Queens event

    Lytham St Annes Mersey class Her Majesty the Queen at 3 Queens event

  • The Four Queens at Cunards 175th birthday

    The Four Queens at Cunards 175th birthday

  • Hoylake's all-weather Shannon class 13-06 Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood at 3 Queens event

    Hoylake's all-weather Shannon class 13-06 Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood at 3 Queens event

  • 3 Queens at Pier Head - Hoylake and Lytham lifeboats included

    3 Queens at Pier Head

  • Hoylake's all-weather Shannon class 13-06 Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood at 3 Queens event with Irish Ferry in background

    Hoylake's all-weather Shannon class 13-06 Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood at 3 Queens event

  • RNLI Lifeboats at 3 Queens from New Brighton, Hoylake & Lytham. Queen Victoria in the background

    RNLI Lifeboats at 3 Queens from New Brighton, Hoylake & Lytham

  • Hoylake's all-weather Shannon class 13-06 Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood at 3 Queens event with Liverpool Per Head in the background

    Hoylake's all-weather Shannon class 13-06 Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood at 3 Queens event

  • Hoylake's all-weather Shannon class 13-06 Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood with 3 Queens

    Hoylake's all-weather Shannon class 13-06 Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood with 3 Queens

  • Lytham St Annes Mersey class Her Majesty the Queen at 3 Queens event

    Lytham St Annes Mersey class Her Majesty the Queen at 3 Queens event

  • Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin with Queen Victoria in background at 3 Queens event

    New Brighton's Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin with Queen Victoria

  • Hoylakes all-weather Sahannon class 13-06 Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood at 3 Queens event

    Hoylakes all-weather Sahannon class 13-06 Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood at 3 Queens event

  • RNLI Lifeboats at 3 Queens from New Brighton, Hoylake & Lytham - Cammell Laird in the background

    RNLI Lifeboats at 3 Queens from New Brighton, Hoylake & Lytham

  • RNLI Lifeboats from New Brighton - Hoylake and Lytham at 3 Queens event

    RNLI Lifeboats from New Brighton - Hoylake and Lytham at 3 Queens event

  • RNLI New Brighton B-837 Charles Dibdin and Queen Mary 2 - during 3 Queens event

    RNLI New Brighton B-837 Charles Dibdin and Queen Mary 2

  • Lytham St Annes all-weather lifeboat Her Majesty the Queen

    Lytham St Annes all-weather lifeboat Her Majesty the Queen

  • New Brighton's Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin during recovery

    New Brighton's Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin during recovery

  • New Brighton's Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin during launch

    New Brighton's Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin during launch

  • New Brighton's Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin during launch

    New Brighton's Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin during launch

  • New Brighton's Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin launches in maelstrom sea

    New Brighton's Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin launches in maelstrom sea

  • Crew on reaching dry land - only later did they discover that the dog failed to survive

    Crew on reaching dry land

  • Tractor and carriage during recovery

    Tractor and carriage during recovery

  • New Brighton lifeboat launch into difficult seas to rescue dog

    New Brighton lifeboat launch into difficult seas to rescue dog

  • New Brighton's Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin with dog on board racing to Seacombe landing stage and awaiting vet

    New Brighton's Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin with dog on board

  • The team involved in the rescue of a dog on 24th February 2015
L to R
Head Launcher Ian Warburton, crew Tim Weare, DLA Graham Lowe, crew Matt Gill, Senior Helmsman Dave Lowe, Helmsman Paul Mountford

    RNLI New Brighton team awarded RSPCA Bravery Award

  • New Brightons hovercraft H-007 Samburgh passing Liverpool Pier Head on way to Rock Ferry

    New Brightons hovercraft H-007 Samburgh passing Pier Head on way to Rock Ferry

  • New Brighton's hovercraft H-007 Samburgh returning to beach at New Brighton after incident

    New Brighton's hovercraft H-007 Samburgh returning to beach at New Brighton after incident

  • New Brighton hovercraft crew after the rescue

    New Brighton hovercraft crew after the rescue

  • New Brightons Hovercraft H-007 approaching the scene where two Fire & Rescue officers are waiting - the casualty is under tarpaulin on the yacht

    New Brightons Hovercraft H-007 approaching the scene

  • Crew of RNLI New Brighton's Hovercraft H-007 'Samburgh' lands casualty ashore to awaiting medical team

    Hovercraft lands casualty ashore and to awaiting medical team

  • Martha with on the lifeboat

    Martha with on the lifeboat

  • Martha on the lifeboat

    Martha on the lifeboat

  • Martha in the sea just before we got her on board the lifeboat with beach lifeguard in support

    Martha in the sea

  • Plucky Martha with her rescuers back at the lifeboat station

    Plucky Martha with her rescuers

  • The crew and the lucky pooch

    The crew and the lucky pooch

  • The crew with the lucky dog

    The crew with the lucky dog

  • RNLI New Brighton Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin during recovery on New Brighton beach.

    RNLI New Brighton Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin during recovery

  • Library Photo:
RNLI New Brighton hovercraft H-007 on beach during exercise in 2014 - showing extensive area of sand banks on Wirral shore

    RNLI New Brighton hovercraft H-007 on beach during exercise

  • Library photo: 
Hovercraft H-007 Samburgh on beach at Harrison Drive, New Brighton during exercise in 2014

    RNLI New Brighton hovercraft H-007 on beach during exercise

  • RNLI New Brighton Atlantic 85 on way to call out to person cut off by tide. Stood down when approaching scene as person got ashore

    RNLI New Brighton Atlantic 85 on way to call out

  • Rig on New Brighton beach just before launch

    Rig on New Brighton beach just before launch

  • A cold Atlantic 85 crew on return from shout

    Atlantic 85 crew on return from shout

  • Atlantic 85 safeguarding yacht with Large Container ship passing by

    Atlantic 85 safeguarding yacht with Large Container ship passing by

  • Two crew in a boat towed by mini tugs at Wallasey Model Boat Society RNLI Fundraising Day

    Two crew in a boat towed by mini tugs

  • Lifeboat crew Jan Waine and Jim Garland with friendly Dalek

    Lifeboat crew with friendly Dalek

  • Beach crew waiting to assist recovery of the 3rd rescued craft of the day

    Beach crew waiting to assist recovery of the 3rd rescued craft of the day

  • Transfer of Hoylake crew to Atlantic 85

    Transfer of Hoylake crew to Atlantic 85

  • New Brighton's relief Atlantic 85 B-870 approaching fishing vessel

    New Brighton's relief Atlantic 85 B-870 approaching fishing vessel

  • Tractor towing the vessel up the slipway

    Tractor towing the vessel up the slipway

  • Beach crew bringing fishing vessel ashore at New Brighton

    Beach crew bringing fishing vessel ashore at New Brighton

  • Setting up tow between lifeboat B-870 and fishing vessel

    Setting up tow between lifeboat B-870 and fishing vessel

  • RNLI New Brighton beach crew bringing fishing vessel in to shore

    RNLI New Brighton beach crew bringing fishing vessel in to shore

  • Hovercraft H-005 Hurley Spirit returning to New Brighton beach after rescue

    Hovercraft H-005 Hurley Spirit returning to New Brighton beach after rescue

  • Hovercraft H-005 Hurley Spirit and crew after the rescue

    Hovercraft H-005 Hurley Spirit and crew after the rescue

  • Bringing casualty onto the hovercraft

    Bringing casualty onto the hovercraft

  • Hovercraft crew after the rescue on return to New Brighton beach
L to R
Snr Cmdr Graham Lowe, Pilot Chris Hendersoin, Crewman Mike Jones, Div ops Mgr Matt Crofts

    New Brighton hovercraft crew after the Rescue

  • New Brighton Hovercraft and crew after rescues on Crosby beach

    New Brighton Hovercraft and crew after rescues on Crosby beach

  • New Brighton Hovercraft H-005 Hurley Spirit returning to base from Crosby rescues

    New Brighton Hovercraft H-005 Hurley Spirit returning to base from Crosby rescues

  • Hovercraft and Coastguard teams on Crosby beach after rescues on 22nd June 2014

    Hovercraft and Coastguard teams on Crosby beach

  • New Brighton Hovercraft crew at return to New Brighton 22nd June 2014

    New Brighton Hovercraft crew at return to New Brighton 22nd June 2014

  • Scene showing emergency vehicles at New Brighton Lifeboat station after the rescue

    Scene showing emergency vehicles at New Brighton Lifeboat station after the rescue

  • Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin approaching water - Liverpool skyline in the background

    Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin approaching water - Liverpool skyline in the background

  • RNLI New Brighton Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin on its way to rescue

    RNLI New Brighton Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin on its way to rescue

  • Recovery of Atlantic 85 B-837 after rescue on 6th June 2014 - after midnight on New Brighton beach

    Recovery of Atlantic 85 B-837 after rescue on 6th June 2014

  • Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin preparing to launch at New Brighton for Rescue 6th June 2014

    Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin preparing to launch for Rescue 6th June 2014

  • 3 of the yacht crew being dropped off at Liverpool Pier Head by New Brighton lifeboat - B-837 Charles Dibdin

    3 of the yacht crew being dropped off at Liverpool Pier Head

  • 9 mtr yacht being brought to mooring in the River Mersey

    9 mtr yacht being brought to mooring in the River Mersey

  • 9 mtr Yacht safely secured at New Brighton

    9 mtr Yacht safely secured at New Brighton

  • Port of Liverpool branch

    Port of Liverpool branch

  • New Brighton do Mayday Zumba

    New Brighton do Mayday Zumba

  • New Brighton RNLI volunteers take part in the Mayday Yellow Welly Zumba

    New Brighton RNLI doing welly Zumba

  • Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin arriving at slipway for Rescue 2 26th April 2014

    Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin ariving at slipway for Rescue 2 26th April 2014

  • Fishing vessel from rescue 1 being towed back to New Brighton mooring by Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin

    Fishing vessel under tow passing New Brighton lighthouse

  • Wind farm in the background the fishing vessel being towed back to New Brighton by RNLI New Brighton Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin

    Atlantic 85 B-837 Towing back fishing vessel from Rescue 1

  • Launch to rescue 1 - 26th April 2014

    RNLI New Brighton - launch of Atlantic 85 Charles Dibdin

  • Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin approaching yacht to set up tow. RNLI crewman already on board the yacht

    RNLI New Brighton rescue 2 - 26th April 2014

  • Wear Your Wellies to Work days are one of the popular fundraising events being organised to raise money for the RNLI on Mayday.

    Volunteers needed in Liverpool for RNLI Mayday

  • 1.	Can you help the RNLI on Mayday? The charity is issuing its own call for help, asking for volunteers to support collections and a number of welly-themed events in Liverpool and Wirral.

    Volunteers needed in Liverpool for RNLI Mayday

Image of lifeboat
 


Lifeboat name: 
Charles Dibdin (Civil Service No.51)

Lifeboat class: B class (Atlantic 85)

Funded by: 51st lifeboat funded by the Lifeboat Fund

Read more about the B class


Image of lifeboat



Lifeboat name:
Hurley Spirit

Lifeboat class: Hovercraft

Funded by: Bequest of Mrs Kay Hurley MBE

Read more about the hovercraft

The station was established by the Institution in 1863 after a public meeting held in Liverpool in 1862, at which it was stated that a lifeboat at New Brighton could frequently reach wrecks sooner than the Liverpool lifeboats (under the control of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board) which were about three times further up the river.  The first Institution's lifeboat, a tubular one, built by Mr J Hamilton Jnr, of Liverpool, took part in a grand demonstration at Liverpool before being taken to her station on 24 January 1863.

In the following year, a second lifeboat, in addition to the previous one, was placed on the station, and there have been at various times, three stations at the same time.

1851
Silver Medals were awarded to the coxswains of the Liverpool Docks Trustees lifeboats for their gallant services:  Peter Cropper, Liverpool; Thomas Evans, Magazine; who had been out on service 106 times, Joseph Formby, Formby.

1863
Silver Second-Service clasp awarded to Coxswain Thomas Evans and Silver Medals to Thomas Evans Jnr and William Evans for their gallant and persevering services when assisting to rescue 55 crew and passengers of the American ship John H Elliot which was stranded in Liverpool Bay during a heavy gale on 20 January.

1870
Silver Medal to Coxswain Richard Thomas for a service on 19 October 1869 when the schooner Elephant ran aground.  Coxswain Thomas went alongside and rescued a man and although the wreck was breaking up rapidly the coxswain jumped aboard and at great personal risk started to climb the rigging to rescue another man who was lashed there when the foremast gave way and crashed over the side.

Boat capsized on exercise without loss of life.

1877
Silver Medal awarded to Hiram Linaker in acknowledgement of his long and intrepid services as one of the original crew of the New Brighton lifeboat.

1883
On 26 January the lifeboat was launched on service to reported flares, but could find nothing.  Several heavy seas were shipped and two men were washed out of her, one was rescued, but the other, Charles Finlay, was drowned.  Committee voted £200 to local fund for relief of widow and children.

1893
Committee of Management decided to send steam lifeboat Duke of Northumberland for temporary duty.

1894
Mortar supplied for assembling crew instead of employing messenger.

Silver Medal awarded to Coxswain William Martin in recognition of his gallant services in saving life from shipwrecks.

1895
It was reported that an expense of £74 had been incurred in keeping the New Brighton lifeboats clear during the recent ice floes.

1896
Arrangements made for a tug to tow the lifeboat out when steam was being raised in lifeboat or when the flood tide was strongly against the lifeboat.

1897
Sound signals supplied to station in lieu of the mortar which the residents objected to.

1905
Two men of the lifeboat crew, Allan Dodd and John Jones, were acting as night watchmen on board the steam lifeboat which was being repaired.  On the morning of 29 November, they were found dead in the stoke hold where they had apparently shut themselves in after having lit a fire and were asphyxiated.  Institution contributed £250 to the relief of the widow and children of Allan Dodd.

1914
Steam lifeboat, one man washed out of lifeboat on service on 5 December, but was rescued.

1921
B.S.A. Line Throwing Gun first provided.

1922
Second Coxswain George Gregg died of kidney trouble caused by an accident when on service in 1919.

1923
Committee of Management made a grant of £230 to a fund for Mr W J Liversage.  He was assistant secretary and his death was accelerated by exposure when on duty when the lifeboat was on service on 16 November.

1925
Whilst using boarding boat on 9 March during daily work two men, Motor Mechanic Ralph Scott, and Assistant Mechanic Herbert Harrison were thrown out; the assistant mechanic was drowned.  His widow received a pension from the Institution.

1928
Silver Medal awarded to Coxswain George Robinson and the Bronze Medal to the crew John Nicholson, George Carmody, Ralph Scott, Wilfred Garbutt, Samuel Jones, William Liversage, and John Moore for rescuing 23 men and the captain of the French Steamer Emile Delmas in a heavy west-north-westerly gale with very heavy seas and blinding rain squalls on 24 November 1928.  On her way home she was struck by a huge sea.  It flooded one of the engine rooms and swept overboard the chief engineer of the steamer and two of the crew of the lifeboat.  After much difficulty the two members of the lifeboat were picked up but the engineer was swept away and drowned.  The lifeboat was badly damaged but managed to get back to station after six hours at sea. 

1938
Mr J Stonall, a member of the crew died suddenly in his brother's fishing boat four days after a service on 23 November.  Although his death was not attributed to his lifeboat service, the Institution granted the dependants allowances.

Silver Medal awarded to Coxswain W Jones and Bronze Medals to Second Coxswain J Nicholson, Mechanic W Garbutt and Second Mechanic J Mason for launching into a westerly gale gusting up to 108 miles per hour with rain and hail squalls to rescue three men from the fishing boat Progress that was in difficulty and four men from the Schooner Loch Ranza Castle that was drifting towards shore on 23 November 1938.  The coxswain decided to help the fishing boat first and after several attempts managed to get close enough for three men to be saved shortly before the boat sank.  Then he went to the schooners assistance and caught her as she entered the surf.  Dropping the anchor the lifeboat veered down but she had already sunk.  In three trips, during which the lifeboat was damaged going over the wreck, four men were rescued from the rigging, one semi conscious; they were all landed just before 1pm.

1946
On 11 June a davit chain of the boarding boat broke.  Three men, the district engineer, district surveyor and motor mechanic were thrown into the water.  Mechanic J W Bray, at great risk to himself, rescued the other two men for which he was awarded the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society Silver Medal.

1947
Bronze Medal awarded to Second Coxswain W S Jones for his skill and seamanship when evacuating the crew of six of a fort in the River Mersey on 22 September 1947.  The fort consists of a group of towers each on four tubular piles leaning inwards.  The towers themselves project beyond the piles. 

1948
One man washed out of the boarding boat, but was rescued.

1950
Bronze Medal Second Service Clasp awarded to Acting Coxswain William S Jones for the rescue of four people from the Schooner Happy Harry of Arklow that was dragging her anchor in a full southerly gale with rain squalls on 16 September 1950.  An anonymous lady sent £50 to the coxswain and £50 to be divided among the crew.

1954
Proceeds of Panto Day £4,000, an annual event organised by the students of Liverpool University, were in 1954 donated to the Institution.  In accordance with the wishes of the students a motor boarding boat was provided for the station and was named Panto.

1956
The figure of 80,000 people rescued by the Institution was reached when the New Brighton lifeboat rescued five people from a sand hopper on 16 February.

1957
Bronze Medal awarded to Coxswain George Stonall for the rescue of the crew of the coaster J B Kee of Castletown that was listing 45 degrees to port, beam onto the wind and sea at the mouth of the River Mersey on 5 November 1957 in a strong south-south-westerly gale with very rough seas and intermittent rain squalls.  Coxswain Stonall took a direct route over the sands reaching the coaster he made the only approach to the starboard bow; the lifeboat crew lined the deck and seized the six crewmen as they slid down into the boat.  The lifeboat reversed clear and the survivors were landed at 1145.

1962
Full-time Second Mechanic F K Neilson lost his life on 6 March when he fell overboard from the boarding boat while approaching the lifeboat which was at her moorings.  His widow received a pension from the Institution.

1963
A Centenary Vellum awarded to station.

1973
Conventional lifeboat withdrawn 16 April.  Atlantic 21 class lifeboat operational 19 May.

1974
Silver Medals awarded to Coxswain Edward Brown and crew member Robin Middleton and The Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum were accorded to crew members Clifford Downing, Alan Boult and Ian Campbell for the rescue by the inshore lifeboat of three men from the fishing vessel E B H, which was aground near the Rock Light, in a strong westerly wind and rough sea on 9 June.  As the lifeboat attempted to veer down to the casualty the fishing vessel’s cable parted and she drifted towards a submerged groyne.  Helmsman Brown drove over the groyne onto the deck of the listing vessel and rescued two of her crew.  Robin Middleton jumped on board and rescued a third man, with an injured leg, from the rigging.

1975
The figure of 100,000 people rescued by the Institution was reached when the New Brighton inshore lifeboat rescued a 13 year old boy who was drifting out to sea in a rubber dinghy.  Framed certificates from the Institution to mark the occasion was presented by the boy, Stuart Nixon to the station.

1976
The Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum accorded to Helmsman Edward B Brown for the courage, skill and determination he displayed when the inshore lifeboat carried out a search for the yacht Annalivia on 23 October.

1982
Bronze Medal awarded to Helmsman Edward B Brown in recognition of the courage and seamanship he displayed when the lifeboat rescued the crew of two and saved the yacht Ocea which was in difficulties 12 miles west of Formby Point in a south-south-westerly gale and a rough sea on 29 August.  The Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum was accorded to crew member Michael Jones. 

1988
The Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum accorded to Helmsman Anthony Clare in recognition of the seamanship and determination displayed by him when the lifeboat rescued the crew of three and saved the yacht Samsal which was in difficulties on the Great Burbo Bank in a westerly near gale and very rough seas on 6 October 1987.  Framed Letters of Thanks signed by the Chairman were awarded to crew members Geoffrey Prince and Anthony Jones for their part in this service.  The Ralph Glister Award for the most meritorious service carried out in a lifeboat under 10 metres in 1987 was awarded by the Committee of Management to Helmsman Anthony Clare and crew members Geoffrey Prince and Anthony Jones for this service.

1990
New boathouse constructed to house the Atlantic 21 class lifeboat and launching tractor.  It also provides a souvenir sales outlet and improved crew facilities.

1994
The Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum were accorded to crew members Michael Jones and Tony Clare in recognition of their courage and determination when on the evening of the 7/8 June they dived repeatedly in freezing waters of the River Mersey to assist in the rescue of the sole occupant of a car which had ploughed through the railings at Egremont.  A Framed Letter of Thanks signed by the Chairman of the Institution Mr Michael Vernon were awarded to crew members Neil Jones and Barry Shillinglaw and shore helper Tony Jones for their valuable support, especially their continuous and determined efforts to resuscitate the man.

1995
The Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum was accorded to Helmsman Michael Jones in recognition of his boat handling skills and command decisions which were instrumental in landing an unconscious man in rough seas whilst the other crew members carried out resuscitation in uncomfortable conditions on 5 March.  Framed Letters of Thanks signed by the Chairman of the Institution, Sir Michael Vernon, were awarded to crew members Howard Jones, Neil Jones and Michael Haxby in recognition of a fine display of teamwork when resuscitating the unconscious man during this traumatic service.  Framed Letters of Thanks signed by the Chairman of the Institution, Sir Michael Vernon were also awarded to Richard Finlay and John Goodwin, the crew of the private rescue service boat County Rescue for a fine display of teamwork and co-operation with the New Brighton lifeboat when, first on the scene, had nearly capsized twice in confused seas whilst attempting to recover the man.

1996
Atlantic 21 class lifeboat withdrawn and replaced by an Atlantic 75 class lifeboat B721 Rock Light which was placed on service on 9 January.

2000
The Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum was accorded to Helmsman Michael Jones in recognition of his seamanship and leadership in conditions at the very limit of the operational capabilities of a B class lifeboat, when an unconscious man was recovered from the sea early on Christmas morning 1999.  A collective Framed Letter of Thanks signed by the Chairman of the Institution, Mr David Acland, was awarded to crew members Barry Shillinglaw, Paul Wright and Howard Jones for their courage and determination displayed during this service.  Eight shore helpers from the station received a collective Letter of Appreciation signed by the Director, and the Station Honorary Secretary received a Letter of Appreciation signed by the Chief of Operations.

2004
At a meeting held on 23 November the Trustee Committee resolved that Inshore Rescue Hovercraft H-005 be allocated to New Brighton and that New Brighton is regarded to a co-located B class and hovercraft station.

2005
Framed letters of thanks signed by the Chairman of the Institution, Admiral Sir Jock Slater, were awarded to Helmsman Mark Bland and crew members Mark Harding and Greg Morgan in recognition of their teamwork and determination when the B class inshore lifeboat landed four men and brought in the power boat Melody in force 8 winds and rough seas during the early afternoon of 18 April 2005.

Temp facilities for hovercraft completed in June at a cost of 64,922.  The new hovercraft H-005 Hurley Spirit was placed on service on Thursday 23 June. 

2007
For services to the Institution, Lifeboat Press Officer Philip Hockey has been honoured by Her Majesty the Queen in the recent Birthday Honours: Member, Order of the British Empire (MBE).

2009
The new Atlantic 85 class lifeboat B837 Charles Dibdin (Civil Service No 51) was placed on service on 13 November. This lifeboat was generously funded by The Lifeboat Fund.

MEDAL RECORD
Twenty seven medals have been awarded - 13 Silver and 14 Bronze, the last being voted in 1982

FOREIGN AWARD
Gold medal to each of lifeboat's crew from the American Government for services to American ship Ellen Southard on 27 September 1875.  They also presented Gold medals to the survivors of the crew of the Liverpool lifeboat belonging to the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board which capsized on that occasion with the loss of three of her crew.  Committee of Management voted £100 to dependants.

The French Government awarded Gold medals to the coxswain and two members of the crew for service on 24 November 1928, when 23 of the crew of the French steamer Emile Delmas were rescued in a whole gale.  The two men who received medals had been washed overboard but were recovered.