RNLI fundraiser Mary Taylor on the 200 Voices podcast
200 Voices an RNLI podcast

‘I talk to the lifeboat and blow her a kiss’

Episode 17 - The Power of Padstow: Mary Taylor

Legendary RNLI fundraiser Mary Taylor on the pull of the lifeboat station.

The smell of the boathouse; the roar of the engine – for the late Mary Taylor, otherwise known as Lifeboat Mary, Padstow Lifeboat Station had a very special appeal. For one thing, her family’s RNLI connections reach all the way back to 1883. To Mary, the lifeboat was more than a boat – it was a friend.