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Mumbles lifeboat history book launch

Lifeboats News Release

The official story of the Mumbles RNLI lifeboat station is to be told in a new book set to be released this year

Mumbles history book cover


Mumbles History book cover
The new book has been written by Mumbles author Kate Jones.

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 Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland