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A Beautiful Boat

Here come the questions again, why was it decorated and when was it? 

Julie Riddiough tells us:”This is the lifeboat called the Burton on Trent and presented to Redcar for service, the boat served from 1867 to 1884”. Julie actually has a postcard of this boat, possibly celebrating the retirement of the boat. This image could well be related to such an event. Thanks to Julie for that update.

Fred Brunskill tells us: ”This photo is of the ‘Brothers’ which was an RNLI Self Righter and served from 1884 until 1907, being responsible for saving 71 lives.
The photo was taken on lifeboat day August 1892 – eight years after the Burton on Trent left Redcar..”

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