HistoryPoints News

May 1, 2013

Pretty lifeboat station's tragic past

St Davids lifeboat station is one of the most picturesque in Britain, but the area it covers includes unusually  ...

treachorous waters. Crew members have received numerous bravery awards but some lost their lives. In 1910 the cox and two others were lost after the lifeboat was wrecked. The survivors were rescued by local boats, and one of the rescuers was quickly made the new lifeboat cox - aged 18 years. In 1956 crew member Ieuan Bateman drowned after helping to rescue sailors from a French trawler. He was awarded posthumous medals by the French Government and French Lifeboat Society. To read more, scan the QR codes on display at the lifeboat station, or click here. Other HistoryPoints QR codes will go on display soon beside the lifeboat memorials in St Davids city centre.