129. THE RNLI: 200 YEARS OF SAVING LIVES AT SEA

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129. THE RNLI: 200 YEARS OF SAVING LIVES AT SEA
Helen Doe
Sunday 30th June 13:30 (60 Min)
Stove Tent by Viking
In the 200 years since it was founded, the RNLI has saved more than 144,000 lives and is one of the most respected organisations in the UK and Ireland. It began with a meeting in London in 1824 to act on a proposal by Sir William Hillary. It is his vision that still drives the RNLI today. Dr. Helen Doe, Fellow of the University of Exeter and Vice Chairman and Trustee of the British Commission for Maritime History, looks at how it has responded to the inevitable stresses and external pressures from its initial foundation to the present day. The RNLI story features many unsung heroes and heroines and lesser-known rescues, as well as the high profile names and the well-known events.
Event Theme: Society
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