Trearddur Bay RNLI Volunteers renovate local memorial.
After an online appeal, 2 tonnes of black granite stone were generously donated to the Charity by local businessman Chris Parry, owner of CMP Plant Hire in Brynteg, Anglesey.
Lifeboat Operations Manager, Aubrey Diggle said ‘Its great that the crew and community come together like this to show that these brave men are not forgotten, it also acts as a reminder of the risk and sacrifice volunteer RNLI crew willingly take every time they launch on service’.
It was on the 3rd December 1920 that the Rhoscolyn Lifeboat launched into horrendous conditions to come to the aid of the Whitby steamer ‘Timbo’ which was in serious trouble in Caernarfon Bay. Conditions were so appalling at the time the Lifeboat eventually had to seek shelter off Llanddwyn Island.
It took seven hours to reach the shelter of Llanddwyn by which time, tragically, five crewmen had been claimed by the stormy sea, the five men were, Owen Owens (61,Coxswain), William Thomas (19), brothers Richard J. Hughes (17) and Evan Hughes (34) and Owen Jones (38).
Edward Hughes, the father of the brothers Richard and Evan Hughes, also sustained a broken leg and other injuries on the service.
More detail of the tragedy can be found at http://www.anglesey-hidden-gem.com/ramon-cabrera.html.
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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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