St Ives RNLI lay two wreaths in memory of the crew who were lost on 1939

As part of the service to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the St Ives lifeboat disaster in which 7 of the 8 crew perished on 23 January 1939, two wreaths were laid by former Coxswain Tommy Cocking and brother current Coxswain Rob Cocking.

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