Worthing Lifeboat Town

By Rob Blann

A chronological record of a close-knit Sussex coastal community taking the reader on a journey through exciting rescue missions and tragedies that occurred for the lifeboatmen of Worthing.




TIMELINE
A Town's Pride: Victorian Lifeboatmen & their Community A WEALTH OF INFORMATION ON THE ABOVE PERIOD FROM 1850 – 1901, AND FAR MORE BESIDES, FILLS THE WELL-ILLUSTRATED BOOK ‘A TOWN’S PRIDE: VICTORIAN LIFEBOATMEN & THEIR COMMUNITY’



Edwardian Worthing: Eventful Era in a Lifeboat Town MORE ON THE ABOVE PERIOD 1901 – 1914, AND MUCH ELSE TOO, BOASTS THE LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED BOOK ‘EDWARDIAN WORTHING: EVENTFUL ERA IN A LIFEBOAT TOWN’



Vintage Worthing: Images of a Lifeboat Town SO MUCH MORE OF THE ABOVE PERIOD 1914 – 2001, INCLUDING HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOWN, ARE WELL-PRESENTED IN THE SUPERBLY ILLUSTRATED BOOK ‘VINTAGE WORTHING: IMAGES OF A LIFEBOAT TOWN’



WORTHING's HARDY LIFEBOATMEN

A TOWN'S PRIDE




RESCUERS REQUIEM

11 small ferry boat crew

1850
Harry Bacon
John Belville
James & Steve Edwards
Bill Hoskins
Harry, Jim, Jimmy & John Newman
Harry Slaughter
Bill Wicks
5 lifeboat crew

1892
George Riddles
1895
Charles Lambeth
1903
Steve Bacon
1907
Mark William Benn
1915
Jack 'Jacko' Burgess


COXSWAINS & 2nd COXSWAINS

'Stoner' Overington
George 'Johnny' Tyler
Tom Blann
'Commodore' Parkes
George & James Hutchinson
Alfred Dean
John Marley
Charlie Lee
John Marley
Harry Marshall
William 'Bill' Blann (son of Tom)
George Newman


LIFEBOATMEN

C, Reuben Ayling
E, F, G, H, John, Steve, T Bacon
George, H, James, S Bashford.
William 'Bill' Beck
George, John Belton
George, Jim, Mark William Benn
Edwin 'Ed' Blann (brother of cox Tom)
Henry 'Harry' Blann (brother of cox Bill)
William 'Bill' Blann junior (son of cox Bill)
Tom, Thomas junior, Bridger
H Brown
Frank, Walker Burden
Jack 'Jacko' Burgess
J Burtenshaw
F Burton
Alex Churcher
J Clarke
Bill, Frank, Fred, H, John, William Collier
Fred Collins
Tom Coppard
William Cousins
William Curven
Richard Cusden
George, Tom, Thomas junior, W Davis
Fred Dean (son of cox)
John Dunford
Ed & Pete Edwards
Jack Elliot
'Bill' Field
George Finnis
Harry & Will Freeman
Chas, Tom Giles
William, George Goble
William 'Bill' Greenyer
George Grevatt
Charlie, James, William Groves
H Hammond
T Harris
Henry 'Harry' Harwood
Harry Head
Bob Hills
Fred Honess
F Hutchinson
George Irvine
Charles Lambeth
Arthur, Fred & Mark Marshall (bros of cox)
C & William 'Bill' Marshall
James Medhurst
Steve Parsons
J, William Poland
George, John Riddles
J Rouse
Jim Searle
Chas. Slaughter
George Steere
Harry, Joe, Will, S Street
Charlie Stubbs
John Teasdale
James, John, T Tester
Rob Upton
Fred Wakeford
George, James, John, Luke, Richard, William Wells
G, Peter West
George, William 'Bill' Wood
Charlie, George Parker, Henry 'Harry', J, Mark, Steve, Stephen junior, Tom 'Jumbo', W Wingfield
F Worley



Researched and written by Rob Blann

3 x great grandson of rescuer John Belville drowned 1850.
2 x great grandson of Tom Blann, 2nd Coxswain.
Great grandson of Harry Blann, Bowman.
Great grand nephew of Bill Blann, last Coxswain.






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