by Nicholas Leach - £14.99 Foxglove Publishing Ltd (2015)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781909540040 | ISBN 10: 1909540048
The New Brighton lifeboat station on the Mersey has a fine record of gallantry. The volunteer lifeboat crews have undertaken hundreds of services, including many notable medal-winning rescues. They have provided a rescue service to shipping and craft using the river Mersey for a century and a half, operating unusual lifeboat types including Tubular rowing boats, steam-powered craft and, in the 1920s, the largest lifeboat in the world.
This book provides a comprehensive history of the station from the middle of the nineteenth century to the modern era, with state-of-the-art Atlantic 85 lifeboat Charles Dibdin (Civil Service No. 51) alongside the inshore rescue hovercraft Hurley Spirit.
Author Nicholas Leach has worked in conjunction with the station to produce this authoritative work, which will appeal to anyone who has an interest in lifeboats, shipping, the port of Liverpool and maritime heritage, as it includes dramatic accounts of rescues and details of the gallant work of the volunteer lifeboat crews of New Brighton.
(Price & availability last checked: October 2015)