Exmouth RNLI volunteers captured by The Lifeboat Station Project
On 7 September, Photographer Jack Lowe visited Exmouth lifeboat station to record the 21st century boathouse, Shannon class lifeboat and Crew volunteers with a Victorian camera.
Jack, grandson of Dad’s Army actor Arthur Lowe said:
‘We had fantastic support and hospitality from the volunteers, it was much appreciated. Hen and I stayed to watch them land on the beach after their fortnightly Shannon exercise that evening – something I’ve always wanted to see ‘in real life’. It was a perfect ending to a seamlessly busy day.’
The photographs will ultimately be showcased in an exhibition and book, both of which are set to be fundraisers for the charity that saves lives at sea.
Notes to Editors
- 50 limited edition prints are available to pre-order on the Devon page of www.lifeboatstationproject.com
- The video of the Project is currently being edited and will be available on the RNLI video library soon. Please contact us if you would like the link.
PR140916-1 Ambrotype glass plate of Crew and Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn.
PR140916-2 RNLI filming reaction of Crew looking at the developed plate
PR140916-3 Jack Lowe in ‘Neena’ developing Exmouth Crew photograph
For more information please telephone Emma Tarling, Exmouth RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07837 810082 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.