THE 100th SLICE OF St IVES – NORA STACHURA AND OUR LIFEBOAT HERITAGE
The arrival of St Ives’ first new lifeboat for 25 years (and barring mishaps the last for perhaps 50 years) and a quick canter through the illustrious heritage of the station, referencing the previous 10 permanent boats and the 2 disasters. For just the new boat without the history lesson see this one https://youtu.be/hmaENFF9Clo
‘Nora Stachura’ is named after a lady from Swindon who died in December 2008, leaving her entire residuary estate to the RNLI for the provision of a lifeboat.
The other ‘Slices’ including all our old traditions and ceremonies here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL30DD233028E37F5F and a playlist of St Ives lifeboat videos here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrVUjbiYVZU5soVVfksXoIBkGaxbngaun
Sincere thanks to all who helped with photos or advice. In no particular order : St Ives Museum, St Ives Archive http://www.stivesarchive.co.uk Ted Lever, Anne Marlow, Michele Renato Dyer, Frank Stevens, Mick French, Eric Curnow, Brian Stevens, Frank Plummer, Terry Johns, Norman Laity and the crew and staff of the St Ives Lifeboat.