Saturday, 2 January 2010

Oh dear , Oh Lor , she's going over

I have received a request for some information on the "Friend to all Nations" surf boat disaster on the morning of 2nd December 1897 claiming the lives of nine Margate men. Rather than send out the information I have posted it on the blog for all to share. The extractis froma article by Mick Twyman and Alf Beeching from the History of the Margate surf boats, Maritime Margate number two published by the Margate Historical Society 2002. Also included is the details of the Nayland Rock seafront statue and the monument at Margate cemetery on the lifeboatmen grave.

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