Here’s a great photo that I really like that Ian Davies kindly sent me a while ago!
It captures a chap named Ron Capper being carried ashore at Hilbre Island after a yacht named Gentle Anne was towed in by Hoylake RNLI. The chap in the background is Dave McGowin – or something like that, I can’t quite make out the handwriting on the photo. Who is the ‘Dad’ ? Is it Billy Clarke or was he the photographer?
I say “carried ashore” but it doesn’t look like they’re heading to Hilbre Island does it? Dave, in the background is scratching is head so he must have wondered where they were off to !
No date on this photo, but no doubt it’ll be recorded in the “shout” records of Hoylake RNLI. If you know any more of the detail then please leave a comment below.