#83 - Visit the heroes at a working lifeboat station in Bembridge
Isle Of Wight
AboutAt the end of a long walkway on the Isle of Wight’s east coast is the home of the Bembridge lifeboat station and the heroes who save lives at sea.
Most of the crew are local volunteers, some of whom have taken on the role from successive generations dating back to the 1860s. All are prepared at a moment’s notice to drop everything, in all weathers, to help those in need.
Between the generations that have served at Bembridge more than 900 lives have been saved with more than 30 callouts in a typical year.
The modern day station opened in 2011 at a cost of £7m and is open for free tours as an RNLI ‘discover’ station.
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|Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|