On this day 20/10/2020

OTD 1881 Lest We Forget

“The No 2 lifeboat with a crew of 13 capsized after having rescued 14 men and two women from the Barge Lebu of Liverpool in a heavy gale. Unfortunately in the darkness four members of the crew and seven of the rescued seamen were drowned. Committee of Management voted £400 to the local fund for the relief of the dependants. The lifeboat crew were John Campbell, Thomas Clucas, George Elliot and Thomas Kelly.”