Powered primarily by kind donations, their search and rescue service has been saving lives for nearly 200 years. The RNLI 24-hour search and rescue service operates from 238 lifeboat stations around the UK and Ireland. The Ilfracombe Station coverers part of the north Devon coast, and has celebrated nearly 180 years as a lifeboat station. The two lifeboats carry out a wide variety of shouts and four Medals

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Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station in the snow 

Ilfracombe has two vessels. The all weather lifeboat

'The Barry and Peggy High Foundation' Shannon Class and the

D-Class 'Deborah Brown II'

The Presentation!

W.Bro. Philip Sanders and Tony Reed


W.Bro. Philip Sanders, as Chairman of the RNLI Barnstaple and District Branch was delighted to present a cheque at North Devon Union Mark Lodge No.540, for £460 to W.Bro Tony Reed P.Pr.G.A.D.C. and Committee Member of the Ilfracombe RNLI. This sum was a very generously donated by the D.M.C.A. following an application by W.Bro. Philip. The money donated will be used towards the cost of equipment for new recruits to the Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station.

[With thanks to the RNLI web for the photographs of the station and vessels.]