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This is the story of the Edward Birkbeck, Winterton on Sea No. 1 Lifeboat 1896 - 1925. At the end of 2011 she was laying abandoned in a sorry state in Conwy Harbour, North Wales. Thanks to the investigative skills of Barry Tuson, Harbourmaster, who discovered her links with the Norfolk village she was rescued and returned home in March 2012 by the Winterton on Sea Lifeboat Restoration Group - a team of willing volunteers - who did not want to see her lost forever and who felt she should come home where we now plan to restore her and hope to eventually find her a new home near the sea where she can be housed as part of a display of the importance of the maritime heritage of Winterton on Sea, Norfolk. On this site, you will be able to follow our progress as we research her history and try to restore her to her former glory.
Our site is constantly being updated as we discover new information. If you believe something is incorrect or if you have any new information about the Edward Birkbeck, please use our "Contact" tab to get in touch and let us know.
If you would like to make a donation to our funds to help with the project, cheques should be made payable to "Winterton on Sea Lifeboat Restoration Fund" and sent to our Treasurer at 8 Marram Court, North Market Road, Winterton on Sea, Norfolk NR29 4FD. If you'd prefer to make a direct Bank transfer (BACS) please message us via the Contact tab and we'll e-mail you our Bank details. There are collection buckets in the village at Dunes Cafe, Fishermans Return Pub, Winterton Fish Bar and Hermanus Holidays
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