Mumbles Lifeboat station celebrates book launch

Lifeboats Media Invite

The history of the Mumbles lifeboats, station and crew are to be told in a new book released this week.

Mumbles Lifeboats

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Mumbles Lifeboats
The official 'launch' of The Mumbles Lifeboat Station History Book will be at 2pm on Saturday the 8th of April in All Saints' Church, Oystermouth, Mumbles.

There's an open invitation to come along and find out more about the 140 page book with 190 photographs which is packed with stories, some tragic and some amusing. There's plenty of information on the gallantry of the crews of the Mumbles Lifeboats.

If you wish to purchase a copy the cost will be £8.95 and the author Kate Jones will be at the launch to sign copies.

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