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Historic artefacts donated to station

Lifeboats News Release

Artefacts relating to our rich maritime history have been recently donated.

Presentation of artefacts

RNLI/Richard Martin

John presenting the artefacts to Tim Martin Boathouse Manager
A set of service certificates, awards and photographs have been recently donated to Newbiggin lifeboat station.

John Robinson, who for over 20 years, was the local lifeboat Chair here has donated the artefacts for display in the station. John has had a lifetime of researching our local history and heritage with his family associated with the station for many years.

We thank John for his generosity for this donation and for his continued support..

For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or [email protected]. Alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789 who will be able to assist also.

If you would like to find out more about Newbiggin lifeboat station, its volunteers and its heritage then take a look at the local website.

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