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Walton and Frinton Lifeboat Station

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Walton and Frinton has celebrated over 120 years as a lifeboat station and its crews have been presented with 75 awards for gallantry. The lifeboat was one of 19 lifeboats that helped to evacuate the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk.

This station is classed as a Discover station. ​Our crews from Discover stations are equally welcoming to visitors but many of these stations were built before visitors were considered. These stations normally open their boathouse doors during the summer months. 

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Recent launches from this station

Date Time
04/09/2014 15:05
01/08/2014 12:19
30/07/2014 20:58
28/07/2014 18:18
25/07/2014 06:22
12/07/2014 23:25
09/07/2014 17:48
02/07/2014 19:06
08/06/2014 14:41
07/06/2014 13:53

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Station address

Walton and Frinton Lifeboat Station
The Parade
Walton
Essex
CO14 8EA

Station telephone

01255 675650

Station opening times

By appointment only

Accessibility

Parking

 

 

Visitor contact

Phil Oxley

Visitor contact telephone

01255 675549

 

 

Shop telephone

01255 678023

Shop opening times

January
Saturday–Sunday
11am–4pm

February–March
Saturday–Sunday
11am–4pm

April–October
Monday–Sunday
10am–5pm

November–December
Saturday–Sunday
11am–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.

More than 4,800 lifeboat crew members around the UK and RoI drop everything when their pagers go off, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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.

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    2013 stats infographic

  • Library picture of RNLI lifeguards

    Library picture of RNLI lifeguards

  • Library picture of a D class inshore lifeboat

    Library picture of a D class inshore lifeboat

  • Walton on the Naze restored historic motor lifeboat re-launched

    Walton on the Naze restored historic motor lifeboat re-launched

  • Walton Lifeboat rescues yacht in adverse conditions

    Walton Lifeboat rescues yacht in adverse conditions

  • RNLI remembers Essex Lifeboat crew

    RNLI remembers Essex Lifeboat crew

  • Vintage Ex- lifeboat assisted by Walton & Frinton and Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI lifeboats

    Vintage Ex- lifeboat assisted by Walton & Frinton and Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI lifeboats

  • RNLI figures highlight summer continues to be busy for East Anglia

    RNLI figures highlight summer continues to be busy for East Anglia

  • West Mersea lifeboat helps family after car is caught out by tide

    West Mersea rescue a family from stranded car, October 2012

  • RNLI East volunteers head west for vital flood rescue training

    RNLI's East Flood Rescue Team on exercise, September 2012

  • Radio legend Johnnie Walker names Clacton RNLI Lifeboat Station's new lifeboat

    Johnnie Walker names the Clacton lifeboat in September 2012

  • Walton and Frinton RNLI lifeboat launch to stricken barge in storm force conditions

    Walton & Frinton launch to a stricken barge in April 2012

  • West Mersea volunteer crew face 'testing conditions' to tow stranded yacht

    West Mersea helped a stranded yacht in deteriorating conditions in September 2012

  • Walton and Clacton lifeboats assist yacht aground on East Barrow Sands

    Walton and Clacton lifeboats assist yacht aground on East Barrow Sands

  • RNLI Walton and Frinton assists competitor in European Powerboat Championship

    RNLI Walton and Frinton assists competitor in European Powerboat Championship

  • Five launches for Walton & Frinton lifeboat volunteers in seven days

    Five launches for Walton & Frinton lifeboat volunteers in seven days

  • Walton and Frinton lifeboat launched to assist classic 22metre yawl

    Walton and Frinton lifeboat launched to assist classic 22metre yawl

  • New Tamar lifeboat for RNLI lifeboat station in Essex

    New Tamar lifeboat for RNLI lifeboat station in Essex

  • Walton and Frinton lifeboat respond to alert from motor yacht

    Walton and Frinton lifeboat respond to alert from motor yacht

  • Walton and Frinton lifeboat get called out four times

    Walton and Frinton lifeboat get called out four times

  • Walton and Clacton Lifeboats rescue 28ft angling vessel

    Walton and Clacton Lifeboats rescue 28ft angling vessel

  • Walton & Frinton lifeboat rescues 90 ton trawler

    Walton & Frinton lifeboat rescues 90 ton trawler

  • Lifeboat charity calls on swimmers to sign up for Great East Swim

    Lifeboat charity calls on swimmers to sign up for Great East Swim

  • Chelmsford family solve Loch Ness Mystery.

    Chelmsford family solve Loch Ness Mystery.

  • Essex claims busiest coastal lifeboat station in RNLI summer rescue figures

    Harwich RNLI pull man from water at Stone Point

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Lifeboat name: 
Irene Muriel Rees

Lifeboat class: Tamar

Funded by: Bequest of Miss Irene Muriel Rees

Read more about the Tamar

1884
The RNLI lifeboat station was established and a boathouse and slipway were built.  

1902
A Silver Medal was awarded to Coxswain Henry Britton for serving 18 years as coxswain.

1918
A Silver Medal was awarded to Coxswain W Hammond and a Bronze Medal to Second Coxswain J C Byford for rescuing 92 people from the wrecked steamship Peregrine in December 1917.

1939
A Silver Medal was awarded to Coxswain T H Bloom and Bronze Medals to Crew Members Walter Jonas Oxley, Fraser Bacon, and Frederick Williams for the rescue of three people and a dog from the barge Esterel aground on Cork Sands.

1940
The lifeboat E.M.E.D. took part in the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk. During the Second World War the lifeboat launched 57 times and saved 20 lives.

1941
Bronze Medals were awarded to Coxswain T H Bloom and Mechanic T C Brookes for rescuing three crew from the barge Martha.

1946
Coxswain T H Bloom was awarded a Bronze Medal for the rescue of 11 naval ratings from two fishing vessels in December 1945.

1964
Coxswain Walter Jonas Oxley was awarded a second Bronze Medal for the rescue of nine people from the Dutch motor vessel Merak.

1966
The Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum was awarded to Coxswain Frank Bloom and to each of his crew for their assistance given to the radio ship Mi Amigo (Radio Caroline).

1967
A Bronze Medal was awarded to Coxswain Frank Bloom and Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellums were awarded to nine crew members. Sixteen men were rescued over three days in November 1966 from the steamship Ypapanti.

1973
Bronze Medals were awarded to Assistant Mechanic Keith Richardson and Crew Member Jack Barrett when the lifeboat assisted five people from a speedboat aground. The Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum was awarded to the Coxswain.

1976
A Silver Medal was awarded to Coxswain Frank Bloom and Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum awarded to the crew when they saved five people from the yacht Tsunami.

1984
A Centenary Vellum was presented to the station.

1985
A collective Framed Letter of Thanks was awarded to the Coxswain, crew and shore helpers when the lifeboat stood by the radio ship Ross Revenge.

The Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum was awarded to Coxswain Dennis Finch when six crew were rescued from the sinking Dutch trawler Lindfar.

1990
A Framed Letter of Thanks was awarded to Coxswain Robert Thomas Kemp for the rescue of four crew from the yacht Minstrel Boy.

1993
A Tyne class lifeboat was placed on service.

1995
A collective Framed Letter of Thanks was awarded to the Coxswain and six crew for rescuing two crew from the yacht Sadness which had run aground on the Longsands Banks.  

1998
Improved crew facilities and a fuel storage room were completed.

2005 
A new wave screen was completed, allowing a quicker response time and safer boarding for the crew.

Station honours

At Walton and Frinton Lifeboat Station the following awards have been made:

Framed Letter of Thanks 16

Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum 44

Bronze Medal 11

Silver Medal 4