Easington Lifeboat; A History
1913 - 1933

by Mike Welton

  The front cover of SKEALS' latest publication.

This is an updated version and revised publication of a book that was produced in 2003, now with additional photographs and information.  It is 100 years since the Easington Lifeboat, Docea Chapman, was built, and 77 years since it left the village after a 20-year spell of life-saving duties.  There is nothing left of the original lifeboat shed base that had teetered on the cliff edge for so many years.  Thankfully Mike Welton has located many photographs of its life, and in chapters devoted to its history has described its launching and recovery (using horse-power), its crews, the rescues, and Docea Chapman’s subsequent history.

Easington Lifeboat is the third publication by SKEALS, and has been produced to coincide with an exhibition to celebrate the two-hundredth anniversary of a lifeboat at Spurn. The book has 72 pages and contains over 70 photographs.

The book is priced at only 5.00 (plus 2.00 P&P), and can be obtained from Mike Welton, tel. 01964 650265, e-mail: mikewelton@lineone.net, or at local shops in the South Holderness area. (ISBN 978-0-9565048-1-4)

A donation of 1.00 will be given to the RNLI at Spurn for every copy sold.

Launched August 2010.