Gone For Repairs

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BURRY PORT BOAT HAS GONE FOR REPAIRS BUT RESCUE MEN STILL HAVE PLENTY TO DO Burry Ports Inshore Rescue service lost its inflatable rescue craft at the weekend. But there is no cause for alarm. The craft will be overhauled and refitted before being returned to the Burry Port lifeboat house for the official opening of the rescue service in …

Vicar of Burry Port

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“History is repeating itself because the Vicar of Burry Port will bless the lifeboat on Saturday and the Burry Port Town Band, reformed two years ago, will play”. Lady Elkington proceeded to name the boat and taking hold of a bottle of wine in her hands she drew it out and swung the bottle against the woodwork breaking the bottle and …

History Repeats itself

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History Repeats itself but proves there have been four lifeboats in Burry Port By Ron Cant. Very little is known about the lifeboat’s that have served in the Burry Estuary. It is commonly believed that the boat to be launched on Saturday is the second for Burry Port. It is, in fact, it’s the fourth. The new rubber inshore rescue …

Third lifeboat to serve Burry Port

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Believed to be the only photographic record of the third lifeboat to serve Burry Port which was launched in June 1887. The 15-man crew of the “David Barclay of Tottenham” wore cork lifejackets and red caps. In the background is the base of the Copperworks stack. There was no Carmarthen Bay Power Station, for this was the Victorian era. But …