Selsey Lifeboat ‘Lucy Newbon’ 1909

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The Selsey Lifeboat ‘Lucy Newbon’ 1909

This image shows the Lucy Newbon lifeboat on Selsey Beach 1909.

Based at the southern tip of the Manhood Peninsula in West Sussex, RNLI Selsey has been operational since 1861. The Lucy Newbon was the second lifeboat to be based at Selsey and became fully operational on 9th in West Sussex. Originally launched from wooden skids on the beach, Lucy Newbon was the first Selsey lifeboat to be launched from a wooden slipway built in 1913, until her replacement in 1919.

In 2011 the station celebrated its 150 years as a continuously active lifeboat station. The occasion was marked by the RNLI by awarding the station as a whole an award on Vellum which recognised the station’s 150 years of dedicated service in the pursuit of saving lives at sea.

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