Easington Lifeboat A History
1913 - 1933
by Mike Welton

  The front cover of SKEALS' latest publication.
  The front cover of SKEALS' latest publication.(ISBN 978-0-9565048-1-4)

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, the Spurn, Kilnsea, and Easington Area Local Studies Group, 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 (including post & packing 6). It can be obtained from Mike Welton, tel. 01964-650265, e-mail:mikewelton@lineone.net or at local shops in the South Holderness area. Or see our website at www.skeals.co.uk.

A donation of 1 will be given to the RNLI at Spurn for every copy sold.