Parking: 51.671225, -4.703398
TOAL: 51.672866, -4.695374
This place is now one of the Grand Designs homes featured by Kevin McCloud.
The Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners’ Royal Benevolent Society opened a lifeboat station in Tenby in 1852. The RNLI took it over two years later and built a lifeboat station beside Castle Beach in 1862. The upper photo (courtesy of the RNLI) shows a crowd on the beach around the self-righting lifeboat Annie Collin, stationed here 1885-1902. During the 19th century, six silver medals were awarded at Tenby for rescues off the coast.
In 1905 the RNLI built a new boathouse and slipway, with rollers so that the boat moved easily, on the north side of Castle Hill. This was a Tenby landmark for a century, and is shown from the sea in the lower photo (courtesy of the RNLI). The boat on the slipway is the RFA Sir Galahad, stationed at Tenby 1986-2006.
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