Many people will know about famous lifeboatmen such as Henry Blogg of Cromer and locally James Cable of Aldeburgh. They were the coxswains in charge of their lifeboats — but they couldn't carry out rescues and save lives on their own. They needed help with the launch and a crew of strong brave men to get the boat through often tumultuous seas to the stricken vessel. This talk will tell of the life and times of one such family of unsung heroes — the Downings of Aldeburgh.
John is kindly donating his speaker's fee to the RNLI, and there will be a collection tin for your donations too.