Not one but three interesting photos of a similar theme for you all this week!
Firstly, the photo above (click for larger) was kindly sent in by Syd Bird and its a view of the Hoylake lower lighthouse, dated around the 1890’s. Look to the left hand of the photo and you’ll notice the lifeboat cannon, used to alert the RNLI crew of a shout.
Below are photos of two former lifeboats kindly sent in by Julian Triggs. Firstly there’s an old photo of the Hilbre Island lifeboat with crew.
And finally we jump the 1970’s for a photo of a former lifeboat called the Mary Gabriel – you can click on the photo for a larger view. Look at the sign above the station doors …would be great to see that back on the lifeboat museum!