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Llandudno has had a lifeboat service since 1861. It depends on volunteers who leave their jobs or their homes when somebody needs rescuing at sea.

The first lifeboat was carried from its shed to the water on a cart, drawn by a horse. You can see a picture of it here. The volunteers had to row it to the scene of the emergency, which was sometimes a long way out to sea. They often had to row on stormy nights, when the waves were high.

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Old photo of Llandudno's first life boat
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