Monday, 19 August 2013

When the boat goes out...

John Charlton - The Women (1910)

When a storm prevented the Cullercoats lifeboat from being launched to go to the aid of The Lovely Nellie in 1861, it was towed overland by horses and villagers and launched three miles up the coast between Whitley Bay and St. Mary's Island. Charlton depicts the women of the village pulling the boat down the bank of the Briar Dene.

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