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News : Service of Remembrance

10th December 2011 marks the 125th anniversary of the infamous “Mexico Disaster” when 27 lifeboatmen made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety of others. In the early hours of 10th December 1886 the entire crews (except 2 survivors) from both the Southport and St. Anne’s lifeboats lost their lives trying to rescue the 12 man crew of the stricken vessel Mexico off Southport sands.

This tragedy remains the highest loss of life in Lifeboat history.

To mark this event and to pay our respects, Southport Lifeboat have organised a special Remembrance Service to be held on Saturday 10th December at the Lifeboat Memorial, Southport Promenade (opposite Scarisbrick Avenue), starting at 10.00am.

All are welcome to attend including present, past and future Lifeboat crew members, the general public and especially any living relatives of the original 1886 crews.

 
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