Thursday, 26 April 2007

End of an era?

Each summer during lifeboat week, Roger, the current owner of our last ALB, the J. Reginald Corah has returned her to Swanage and conducted pleasure trips around the bay in her for the RNLI's benefit. He has in many ways become a key part of our weeks celebrations. Sadly, due to Roger's ill health he will probably not bring her this year as she is on the market. We hope she finds a sympathetic and caring new owner and perhaps returns again to Swanage?Here Swanage lifeboats past and present perform for the crowds. Stormy Stan can be seen on the bow!And relax, the end of a hard day?

1 comment:

Savage Family said...

Although I only know of Roger through a couple of posts on here, it is never pleasant to read of ill-health.

Let us hope that his health recovers and that the boat finds a new and equally enthusiastic owner, committed to the preservation of some lifeboat history.

Great pics again, oh to be able to afford the boat.