You might have read in the local papers about the recent Hoylake 1810 Memorial service at the Lifeboat Station but for those that haven’t Ian Davies has kindly sent in this press release:
Tuesday 22nd December, 2009 saw over 100 people attend a Service of Remembrance held at Hoylake Lifeboat Station, some attendees travelling from America, Russia and New Zealand. The service was held to remember 8 Hoylake Lifeboatmen who lost their lives in 1810 while attempting to rescue others in trouble at sea. In addition it was the official launch the Hoylake 1810 Memorial Fund which seeks to raise funds for the provision of a permanent bronze memorial to the men who lost their lives, which is to be placed outside the new Lifeboat Station at Hoylake.
The service was conducted by the Revd. Martin Flowerdew, Vicar of Hoylake and Lifeboat Chaplain. Also taking part in the service were Capt. Robin Woodall, John Curry and Eve Roberts, founder members of the Memorial Fund. Crew members past and present were in attendance, a wreath being laid on the site of the proposed memorial by Mr Dave Whiteley, Coxswain of the Hoylake Lifeboat. Music was provided by the Port Sunlight Lyceum Brass Band.