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