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Wouldhave’s lifeboat

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lifeboat in St. Hilda's Church, South Shields

St. Hilda’s Church

Inside the nave of St. Hilda’s Church, South Shields hangs a model of Wouldhave’s lifeboat.

William Wouldhave, who was clerk of the parish church is accredited with the invention of the lifeboat and thus made his mark on maritime history, he lived nearby in the closely knit South Shields cobbled streets adjoining the River Tyne. His tombstone lies flat in the church’s yard and describes him as

Inventor of that invaluable blessing to mankind the Lifeboat

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 82 mm lens, 1/15 second, f5.6, iso 800


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Written by curly

April 20, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. This is a fantastic picture…the thumbnail intrigued me and I had to follow through because it didn’t look like anything I remembered in South Shields!


    April 20, 2009 at 3:10 am

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