Talk: The History of Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station

october, 2024

05oct11:00 amTalk: The History of Aldeburgh Lifeboat StationHelmsman and navigator David Cook shares stories of our lifeboat station.


Event Details

Saturday 5th October 2024 at 11.00am

Doors open at 10.30am

Tickets: £10 (to include tea or coffee)

Tickets are available HERE

By phoning 01728 454022, or in person Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10-12pm at the AJH corner office.

An essential asset and town landmark, Aldeburgh lifeboat station has been saving lives at sea since 1826 (it has been part of the RNLI since 1852). Since formation, its lifeboats have launched 1,267 times and saved 693 lives.

As the RNLI celebrates its 200th anniversary, David Cook takes a look back at the history of our local station and gives an insight into the day-to-day operations, sharing stories of shouts, rescues and life outside the station.  A volunteer since the age of 17, David is currently helm of the inshore lifeboat Susan Scott and navigator for the all-weather lifeboat, the Mersey class Freddie Cooper.

The seating is at tables.

The event ends at approximately 12.15pm.  There is no interval.






(Saturday) 11:00 am