1828

Silver Medal awarded to John Usher and monetary awards to 13 other men for the rescue (by the lifeboat) of three of the crew of the schooner Fox of Montrose, which ran aground in a tremendous gale while bound from Pillau to Yarmouth with a cargo of linseed on 10 January.  Three…
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1834

Silver Medal awarded to George Gray and monetary awards to 10 other men for the rescue of six people on board the sloop Eagle of Peterhead, which ran aground and was wrecked at Bridlington on 24 October.  Mr Gray rode out into the surf on a horse and passed a rope by…
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1864

A New lifeboat house was erected at a cost of £189.
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1867

Silver Medal and £2 awarded to Thomas Frankish ‘a youth’ in recognition of his daring conduct in rescuing a man who had been washed out of a coble in a heavy sea at the mouth of Bridlington Harbour on 10 October.  Mr Frankish was lowered over the pier into the…
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1871

Each year a memorial service is held in memory of the great gale at Bridlington on 10 February 1871, when 70 lives were lost and 30 ships were wrecked.  Two lifeboats put out from Bridlington to a large number of wrecks – the Institution’s lifeboat and a smaller one not owned…
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1871

A fearful gale took place on this part of the coast on 10 February and the lifeboat saved the crews of three wrecked vessels consisting of 16 men.  A private lifeboat that had been presented by Count Batthyany also put off but on her sixth trip she capsized with the…
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1886

Whilst on service to the brig Orb of Whitby on 8 December, one man was washed out of the lifeboat but was recovered.
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1890

Silver Medal awarded to Henry Hutchinson for saving life during a northerly gale with a moderate sea on 7 April.  He took in tow a rowing boat that was in distress, her six occupants boarding his coble.  Soon afterwards another boat capsized and he rescued the crew of two.
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1893

Silver Medals and monetary awards to Christopher Brown, Fred Brown, Thomas Clark, Richard Purvis and John Usher for putting off in a coble at 1am and rescuing, the crew of six of the schooner Victoria of Aberdeen, which sank off Bridlington in a strong gale and heavy sea on 19 November.  Mr…
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1896

Tippings launching poles used for the first time.
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1897

A sea wall was being constructed and the Institution contributed £200 towards the cost of a slipway for use of lifeboat.
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1897

At a service launch on 13 December 1897 the wheels of the carriage sank into the sand and Mr Rogers, a journalist, was knocked down and killed.  Committee of Management voted £50 to widow.
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1898

On 25 March the private lifeboat Seagull was launched but was smashed against the sea wall.  The crew were saved but in endeavouring to help them, Chrstopher Brown missed his footing on the steps and lost his life.  Committee of Management voted £25 to local fund.
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1901

Site of lifeboat house acquired by Town Council for street improvements.
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1903

Lifeboat house constructed on a new site at a cost of more than £1,000.
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1904

The sum of £75 received for old lifeboat houses and site.
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1907

The sum of £17 10 0d paid as compensation for injury to a horse at an exercise.
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1915

Lifeboat was launched to a mine sweeper in March.  Robert Carr, who was riding one of the launching horses, was swept out to sea and drowned.  Two of the horses were also drowned.  The second rider was saved only by being hauled into the lifeboat as she was carried past…
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1952

Lifeboat capsized on service off Flamborough on 19 August and Bowman Redhead lost his life.  The lifeboat had gone out to rescue two girl bathers.  A memorial plaque was placed in the Bridlington lifeboat house and unveiled by Lady Hotham, wife of the President of the Branch.
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1964

Assistant Mechanic J Shippey died half an hour after reaching his home following a launch on service on 18 May.  Death was considered to have been accelerated by the lifeboat service and his widow was paid a pension by RNLI.
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1967

The Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum accorded to Coxswain John E King and additional monetary award to crew and helpers in connection with the lifeboat service on 6 January when the motor fishing vessel Normanby and crew of four were saved.
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1967

Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum accorded to H T Wood and A Framed Letter of Thanks signed by the Chairman of the Institution to R Cooper in connection with the ILB service on 26 March, when two youths who had fallen over the cliffs were rescued.
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1968

Bronze Medal awarded to Coxswain John E King and the Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum accorded to the remaining members of the crew for standing by the motor vesselMaria F and rescuing the female cook.  The vessel was dragging onto a lee shore one mile east by south of…
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1969

Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum accorded to Coxswain John E King and framed Letters of Thanks signed by the Chairman of the Institution awarded to the remaining six members of the crew for a service to the trawler Flamborogh Light, which had grounded on the harbour bar and was…
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1970

The Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum were accorded to crew member F Walkington and Framed Letters of Thanks signed by the Chairman awarded to Coxswain King and the five remaining crew members for a service on 13 September to the cabin cruiser Tiger Moth II.  The casualty was safely…
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1972

Bronze Medal Second-Service clasp awarded to Coxswain John E King for the part he played in rescuing the motor fishing vessel My Susanne and her crew of four on 24 January.  The lifeboat’s crew of six received medal service certificates.  The motor fishing vessel My Susanne, which had broached broadside…
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1972

Framed Letters of Thanks signed by the Chairman of the Institution were presented to Coxswain John E King and crew member K Bentley for a service in the inshore lifeboat on 10 September when a motor boat was saved and her crew of three were rescued in very rough seas.
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1973

Silver Medal awarded to Coxswain John E King and The Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum were accorded to the other members of the crew George William Traves, Denis Atkins, Roderick William Stott, Anthony John Ayre, Fred Walkington, Kenneth Bently for the rescue of five crew of the motor…
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1979

Bronze Medal to Coxswain Fred Walkington in recognition of the courage, leadership and initiative displayed by him when the lifeboat was launched in very severe weather conditions to the assistance of the West German cargo vessel Sunnanhav, which had broken down eight miles north east of Flamborough Head in a violent…
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1980

Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum accorded to Coxswain Fred Walkington in recognition of the leadership, skill and determination displayed by him when the lifeboat rescued the crew of three of the fishing coble Three Fevers II which sank off the Canch sandbank and assisted other cobles into harbour in a…
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1985

The Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum accorded to Coxswain Fred Walkington in recognition of the skill and judgement displayed by him when the lifeboat under his command, after escorting four cobles to safety, rescued two adults and two children and saved the yacht Sula Sula which was in difficulties one…
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1986

Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum accorded to the Helmsman of the D class inflatable lifeboat, Andrew Brompton, in recognition of the seamanship and determination displayed by him when the lifeboat rescued three people from a motor boat and a sailing dinghy that was in difficulties off Ulrome and…
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1988

Boathouse was adapted to accommodate the new Mersey class lifeboat.  Oakley class lifeboat withdrawn and replaced by Mersey class lifeboat.
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1989

Framed Letter of Thanks signed by the Chairman of the Institution, Mr Michael Vernon, was presented to Helmsman Andrew Brompton in recognition of a service on 11 April when the inshore lifeboat rescued a board sailor North of Bridlington Harbour, North Pier, in rough sea conditions which continuously filled the…
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1991

The station’s new Mersey class lifeboat ON1169 was officially named Marine Engineer on 25 April 1991.  The Lifeboat was provided by the Marine Engineers Centenary Appeal together with a number of gifts and bequests.
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1993

New D class boathouse was constructed on Princess Mary Promenade on the site of the previous small boathouse and adjoining shelter.  As well as housing the D class the new boathouse includes improved crew facilities.
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2000

A Framed Letter of Thanks signed by the Chairman of the Institution awarded to Helmsman Andrew Day for helping to bring in the yacht Blue Chip and her crew of three on 8 June 2000.  The ILB was operating in shallow and disturbed water.
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2000

Bronze Medal Second Service Clasp awarded to Coxswain Fred Walkington and a Bronze Medal awarded to Assistant Mechanic Andrew Brompton for the rescue of the crew of five and the saving of the yacht Lobo in atrocious weather conditions on 11 July 2000.
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2000

The new station D class lifeboat D557 Lord Feoffees III was placed on service on 8 September 2000.  Lifeboat D426 has been withdrawn.
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2001

Retired Coxswain Fred Walkington was honoured by Her Majesty The Queen in the New Years Honours, he became a Member, Order of the British Empire.
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2004

Former Coxswain Roland Stork has been honoured by Her Majesty The Queen in the birthday honours list and made a Member, Order of the British Empire (MBE).
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2004

The Trustees of the Institution voted on 6 October that Bridlington is to received a Vellum to commemorate 200 years service as a lifeboat station in 2005.
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2004

A Framed Chairman’s Letter of Thanks awarded to Helmsman Duncan Stewart for his seamanship, boat-handling and decision making when the station D class inshore lifeboat saved the life of a windsurfer on 20 March 2004.  The service was conducted in off shore force 7 to 8 winds and the man…
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2006

Helmsman Adrian Trower accorded the Thanks of the Institute inscribed on Vellum for the rescue of a man from the sea close inshore in a dangerous surf off Bridlington’s North Promenade – an area where an inshore lifeboat had capsized on service some years earlier.
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2009

The new station D class lifeboat D721 Windsor Spirit was placed on service on 14 September. D557 has been withdrawn.
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