Cullercoats hero remembered

Cullercoats hero remembered
 

A former Tynemouth lifeboat coxswain was the subject of a talk at a meeting of Cullercoats Men’s Club.
Dorothy Brownlee, chairman of Tynemouth Ladies Lifeboat Guild, talked about Robert Scraper Smith – a Cullercoats Hero.
He was the coxswain of Tynemouth lifeboat between 1910 and 1919 when he had to retire as he was 70 years old then.
Dorothy started by showing computer shots of the lifeboats in action by several painters, eg. JW Carmichael, Robert Jobling and Winslow Homer, and went on to describe several of the most famous rescues he took part in.
Robert amassed a total of nine medals,... read more

 
14 January 2018 in Regional North East, Views: 52
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