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Former Lyme Regis lifesaver Ken Gollop on the 200 Voices podcast
200 Voices an RNLI podcast

‘All my clothes were laid out when I went to bed’

Episode 66 – Ken Gollop: The Night Before Kitting Up

Former Lyme Regis lifesaver Ken Gollop on the pre-launch adrenaline felt by every crew member.

Some things are just in the blood. Like many RNLI volunteers, Ken Gollop is one of a long line of lifesavers from the same family. His great-grandfather, grandfather and father were all members of the old pulling lifeboat in Lyme until 1932. So when Ken and his brother joined up, they were doing what came naturally. 

Hear about his instinctive nightly ritual – a habit he couldn’t shake even after he left the crew. Before Ken went to sleep at night, it wasn’t his slippers that he kept by the bed.