Many thanks to John Parr for sending me two photos of the old Hilbre Island lifeboat called Chapman. John says:
“the sepia picture (above) shows her launching into the sea on Hilbre and is probably her final launch on 23rd July 1937. The colour picture (below) is as she looks now after I restored her from virtual dereliction.”
Don’t forget that John has organised the public meeting for next Tuesday to discuss the future of the old lifeboat station on North Parade.