The Lifeboat Men's Tomb
In Duke Street Cemetery in Southport stands the tomb of the fourteen lifeboatmen who lost their lives on the 9th December 1886 when the Eliza Fernley lifeboat floundered in the gale as it raced to save the crew of the barque Mexico, stranded on the sands off Southport. There are memorials oalso in Lythanm and St. Annes to the efforts of the lifeboats from those places who took part in the rescue. An earlier post shows the St. Annes memorial.
Yesterday was a grey soulless day but he sun sun came through below the grey sky just in time to light the memorial.
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