Mumbles lifeboat history book launch
The official story of the Mumbles RNLI lifeboat station is to be told in a new book set to be released this year
Kate is a former local government officer, librarian and teacher. After retiring to Mumbles she joined the Oystermouth Historical Association, researched exhibitions and wrote leaflets for Ty Hanes, the local history centre. Currently she is secretary of the association and gives local history talks. She has co-edited Memories of Mumbles at War and The Swansea Wartime Diary of Laurie Latchford, 1940-41. A member of The Mumbles Lifeboat Ladies’ Guild committee, Kate is also a volunteer in the lifeboat station shop and visitors’ gallery. The book has many fascinating stories of the history of the boats, volunteer crew and rescues.
The book will have its official launch at 2pm on Saturday 8th of April. The venue is All Saints Church in Oystermouth Mumbles. Kate said ' It's an open invitation to come along, meet some of the contributors to the book, the crew of the lifeboat and the amazing volunteers who do so much to help raise money for the RNLI. '
Kate will also be available to sign copies of the book which will be on sale on the day. The book will also be available from the Lifeboat station Shop in The Mumbles.
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.