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Byline: Three legendary Cromer RNLI Coxswains were honoured on Saturday 13th June. The humble houses they had lived in had distinctive blue plaques erected on the outside of the buildings.
Page Content: Cromer’s
association with the RNLI and its history of lifeboats, is full of stories of
bravery and seamanship and the town Council, along with other interested
parties were keen to recognise this.

The
plaques were unveiled in honour of Henry Blogg, Henry ‘Shrimp’ Davies and Lewis
‘Tuna’ Harrison by members of their families. 
These three men had many years of service to the RNLI.

Henry
Blogg was born in 1876 and died in 1954 and was coxswain from 1909 to 1947.  He was followed as coxswain by Henry ‘Shrimp’
Davies, the nephew of Henry Blogg (born in 1914 and died in 2002) in 1947 who
served  as coxswain until 1976. (He got
his nickname from his size as a youngster).

Lewis
‘Tuna’ Harrison was born in 1913 and died in 2006; he was coxswain of Cromer’s
Number 2 boat from 1953 to 1967. (His habitual whistling as a youngster earned
him the nickname Tuner – which was later adapted to fishier Tuna)

 

 John Davies, the present coxswain of Cromer
RNLI, whose great-great-grandfather John James Davies was step father to Henry
Blogg attended the ceremony and unveiled Henry’s plaque.

John
said, ‘It is obvious from the turnout of people here that the lifeboat is very
much part of the history of Cromer and reflects the high regard people have for
the RNLI’

Byline: Three legendary Cromer RNLI Coxswains were honoured on Saturday 13th June. The humble houses they had lived in had distinctive blue plaques erected on the outside of the buildings.
Page Content: Cromer’s association with the RNLI and its history of lifeboats, is full of stories of bravery and seamanship and the town Council, along with other interested parties were keen to recognise this. The plaques were unveiled in honour of Henry Blogg, Henry ‘Shrimp’ Davies and Lewis ‘Tuna’ Harrison by members of their families.  These three men had many years of service to the RNLI.

Henry Blogg was born in 1876 and died in 1954 and was coxswain from 1909 to 1947.  He was followed as coxswain by Henry ‘Shrimp’ Davies, the nephew of Henry Blogg (born in 1914 and died in 2002) in 1947 who served  as coxswain until 1976. (He got his nickname from his size as a youngster).

Lewis ‘Tuna’ Harrison was born in 1913 and died in 2006; he was coxswain of Cromer’s Number 2 boat from 1953 to 1967. (His habitual whistling as a youngster earned him the nickname Tuner – which was later adapted to fishier Tuna)

 

 John Davies, the present coxswain of Cromer RNLI, whose great-great-grandfather John James Davies was step father to Henry Blogg attended the ceremony and unveiled Henry’s plaque.

John said, ‘It is obvious from the turnout of people here that the lifeboat is very much part of the history of Cromer and reflects the high regard people have for the RNLI’