amble & northumberland
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Northumberland Tourism Ambassadors!
Amble RNLI Station
hold monthly Coffee Mornings
come down to the station for coffee, tea
and homemade sweet and savoury goods
all 1000 - 1300 hrs @ Amble Lifeboat Station
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Harbour Day 2018 is
Sunday 26 August 2016 @ 10am
The lifeboat station in Amble has been a key part of the town since 1842. The
RNLI station is situated on the Radcliffe Quay in Amble and is housed in purpose
built premises to the west of the harbour area which opened in 1986.
Amble RNLI station has two lifeboats – the new Shannon Class 'Elizabeth and
Leonard and Amble's second lifeboat, the ‘D Class’ Inshore Lifeboat (or ILB), the
‘Mildred Holcroft ’.
The D class has been the workhorse of the RNLI for over 40 years. It is small and
highly manoeuvrable, making it ideal for rescues close to shore in fair to moderate
conditions. It has a single outboard engine and can be righted manually by the
crew following any capsize. The design of the D class has continued to evolve since
its introduction in 1963.
photo courtesy of Amble RNLI
Amble Lifeboat Station is fortunate to have a very active fundraising committee in Amble Lifeboat Fundraisers
or ALF which is made up from a broad cross section of townspeople and also includes many crewmembers’
wives. They raise in excess of £10,000 every year by organising and running functions and their Harbour Day
takes place every August Bank Holiday Sunday is by far the most important day in Amble’s year.
Amble currently has 24 crew members at their Lifeboat station and one full time mechanic. All are volunteers
and come from many backgrounds - some are fishermen but there are also electricians, joiners and civil
servants. Every member is on call every minute of every day or night regardless of weather conditions.
The station also has a Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM), who is responsible for authorising the launching
of the boats and is their contact with most of the outside media and with Lifeboat Headquarters in Poole,
Dorset. He is supported by two Deputy Launching Authorities who take over his duties when he is absent
from the station. If medical advice is required the Amble station can call on the assistance of their Honorary
Medical Advisor who is a local GP – Dr Long. Everyone concerned with the Amble RNLI station is of equal
importance and is required to give total commitment to the RNLI. If their pager activates, each crewmember
is expected to do his or her utmost to respond. All Station personnel carry an electronic pager (even to bed)
as they never know when they will receive a shout.
Amble RNLI welcomes group visits as well as individual and occasional visitors. Please contact
John Young, Visitor Liaison to make the necessary arrangements on (01665) 712916.
RNLI Volunteers and support
Amble Lifeboat Fundraisers (ALF) continue to look for more volunteers
who can give up an hour or two each month to help organise and run v
arious fundraising activities with all proceeds going towards saving lives
at sea. ALF meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the lifeboat
Anyone interested can contact Jill Faulconbridge on 01670 860150 or
Carolyn Telford (secretary) at firstname.lastname@example.org or