Local-businesses-donate-flagpole-for-Rhyl-Lifeboat-disaster-memorial

Byline: Some members of Rhyl lifeboat crew had provided a memorial on Rhyl promenade to commemorate the crew members lost when Rhyl lifeboat capsized on service in 1853.
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This disaster prompted the fledgling RNLI to provide a permanent station at Rhyl in 1854. The memorial has been in place for a couple of years, mainly due to the efforts of former coxswain Peter Robinson, his wife Jan, son Callum, and other crew members at Rhyl.

Peter and Callum thought it would be a good idea to also have a flagpole on the site, to mark special occasions in the calendar with the appropriate flag. A local company had a flagpole lying around, and this was donated to Peter. Another local contractor, Tom Ellis (who can be seen nearly every day clearing the promenade of blown sand drifts), kindly agreed to provide a solid base for the pole, and this was duly erected approximately two weeks before the remembrance Sunday in November 2015. Jan Robinson also tidied up the garden surrounding the memorial with Callum.

After this excellent effort, the RNLI flag was able to fly proudly over the memorial for Remembrance day. The memorial and flagpole now stand testament to the lifeboat crew members who sadly gave their lives trying to save other sailors.  

Martin Jones, Rhyl Coxswain says ” We are very Grateful to Peter, Jan and Callum for their hard work to get this memorial completed”.

Photographs taken by Callum Robinson, crew member, Rhyl lifeboat crew.

Byline: Some members of Rhyl lifeboat crew had provided a memorial on Rhyl promenade to commemorate the crew members lost when Rhyl lifeboat capsized on service in 1853.
Page Content:

This disaster prompted the fledgling RNLI to provide a permanent station at Rhyl in 1854. The memorial has been in place for a couple of years, mainly due to the efforts of former coxswain Peter Robinson, his wife Jan, son Callum, and other crew members at Rhyl.

Peter and Callum thought it would be a good idea to also have a flagpole on the site, to mark special occasions in the calendar with the appropriate flag. A local company had a flagpole lying around, and this was donated to Peter. Another local contractor, Tom Ellis (who can be seen nearly every day clearing the promenade of blown sand drifts), kindly agreed to provide a solid base for the pole, and this was duly erected approximately two weeks before the remembrance Sunday in November 2015. Jan Robinson also tidied up the garden surrounding the memorial with Callum.

After this excellent effort, the RNLI flag was able to fly proudly over the memorial for Remembrance day. The memorial and flagpole now stand testament to the lifeboat crew members who sadly gave their lives trying to save other sailors.  

Martin Jones, Rhyl Coxswain says " We are very Grateful to Peter, Jan and Callum for their hard work to get this memorial completed".

Photographs taken by Callum Robinson, crew member, Rhyl lifeboat crew.