Easington Lifeboat; A History
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.
book is priced at only £5.00 (plus £2.00 P&P), and can be obtained from
Mike Welton, tel. 01964 650265, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
or at local shops in the South Holderness area.
Launched August 2010.