blowing In the wind The muMbles lifeboat disasteR, 23 april 1947

The Lifeboat Window depicts the tragedy of the capsized lifeboat, and Mumbles village.
The eight brave Lifeboat Crew who all perished
Mumbles Pier and the lifeboat stations on a calm day
A long way to run to the lifeboat stations in response to a shout
The old and new lifeboat stations
The Mumbles Lighthouse at low and high tide

The appalling sea disaster, the gale lashed waves, the rocks and treacherous seas of Sker Bay near Porthcawl. The scene after the night of tragedy.

23 April 1947. All eight crew of the RNLI Mumbles Lifeboat Edward, Prince of Wales, perished trying to rescue the SS Samtampa. Forty seven people died that evening in the double disaster.
A detail from the commemorative window in All Saints Church, Mumbles
All newspaper articles from the South Wales Evening Post, April 1947
30 April 1947: The funeral for the eight Lifeboat crew was at All Saints Church
The Lifeboat Crew are buried together in Oystermouth cemetry
A caring remembrance, the milking stool was made from salvaged wood from the SS Samtampa, inherited by Mike Richards, a librarian at Swansea library.
All Saints Church, the present Lifeboat Chaplin Reverend Keith Evans
Oystermouth cemetry - the lifeboat station in the distance
Notices on Mumbles lifeboat buildings
Jack Whitford 92, the oldest surviving member of the Mumbles Lifeboat Crew
A certificate earned by Jack Whitford in 1963
Created By
Pearl Bevan

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