A successful book launch took place in the Falmouth Bookseller on Friday 27 May.

Lifeboats News Release

A bookshop in Church Street hosted the successful launch on Friday of Falmouth Lifeboat’s book celebrating 150 years of lifeboats operating from Falmouth.

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David Barnicoat and Simon Culliford signing copies of the book.

The launch was attended by the authors, Simon Culliford and David Barnicoat, together with the Coxswain of Falmouth RNLI Lifeboats John Blakeston, Brenda Grieve the fundraising secretary, members of the lifeboat crew, other volunteers from the lifeboat and Mr Johns, the owner of Falmouth Bookseller.

David and Simon signed copies of the book which were then sold to help raise funds for the lifeboat. It is understood that many copies were sold although it is not known at the moment exactly how many. The book is available from the Falmouth Bookseller and the lifeboat shop for £9.95.

Ron Johns, owner of the bookshop said, “Falmouth bookseller was delighted to host the launch of the Falmouth Lifeboat’s new book, and meet so many crew and supporters of this important organisation and local institution.”

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Book launch in Falmouth Bookseller.

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