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STORM AND COMPANY

1839 - "A lifeboat has long been wanted at Robin Hood's Bay, on the coast of Yorkshire, as ships in strong easterly and south-easterly winds are frequently seen off that coast in great distress, without any means of rendering them relief, notwithstanding there are plenty of fishermen and seamen in the village ready to give their assistance. We are. therefore, gratified to learn that this inconvenience is speedily to be removed by the building of a new subscription life boat for the above place, to the funds of which the master and brethren of the Trinity-house of Newcastle, with their usual liberality, have given a donation of 20., and it is anticipated their example will be followed by the shipping and insurance interests on the coast, so that the necessary funds for this humane undertaking may be speedily furnished
 -from the Hull Observer. The Times Digital Archive Friday October 11 1839

LIFEBOAT CREWS

 
The sons of THOMAS SMITH 'ARGY' STORM (1833-1928) and REBECCA nee MOORSOM (1838-1908):
WILLIAM (1861-1936)
REUBEN (1869-1946)
THOMAS (1865-1936)
OLIVER (1878-1956)

All served as lifeboat coxswains.

The man on the right is unknown

 
     
Some of the Leo Walmsley's Fosdyck Family in his book THREE FEVERS as per his letter to Captain Raymond Storm in 1965.    
In the back row, 2nd, 3rd and 4th from left, are:
Greenup Harrison (1881-1957), Oliver Storm (1878-1956)
Ted Bedlington.

In the front row l. to r. are:
Tom Storm
Will Storm (1861-1936)
Matt Cooper
Thomas Storm (1865-1936)
Reuben Storm (1869-1946)

 
THE ROBIN HOOD'S BAY LIFEBOAT CREW - about 1905.    
     
   
A SPECIAL OCCASION - IN THE 1920S? A LIFEBOAT LAUNCH  
     
   
ROBIN HOOD'S BAY LIFEBOAT AND CREW ABOARD '  
     
A photograph of the crew of the Mary Ann Lockwood about 1912 provided by Fylingdales
Local History Group and naming them as follows: Reuben Storm (paraffin salesman), Walter Pike,
Reuben Storm, .Jack Knaggs, William Screaton, Dudley Storm, William Storm (coxwain), Tom Storm (shoemaker), Matt Cooper, Henry Duke, Oliver Storm, William Smith (fish sales manager), Tom Storm.

Apart from the occupations mentioned the crew were full or part time fishermen.

Bay lifeboat and coxswain WILLIAM STORM (1860-1936), fisherman and church man.

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