Our very good friends and colleagues at RNLI Heritage in Poole are updating their list of lifeboat and RNLI material held by organisations outside its own (i.e. not in the RNLI’s six museums, Poole HQ Collection or their 238 lifeboat stations).
A Heritage Volunteer is doing a fantastic job of desk-based research and has worked through England and Wales with success, but is finding it more difficult to find information on-line for Scotland and the island of Ireland.
Does your Scottish/ Irish/ Northern Irish/ RoI organisation hold any lifeboat or RNLI material in its collection? If so, please send brief details of what you have to Joanna Bellis at firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of the database is to have up-to-date information about lifeboat/ RNLI material held so RNLI Heritage can use this information to develop their Collections Policy; ideally create links with other organisations to increase awareness of and access to their Collections; see the ‘bigger picture’ UK and RoI wide ahead of the RNLI’s bicentenary in 2024.
So if any of our members can add details of their RNLI heritage items (however small) to the RNLI database via Joanna at the email address above that would be great.