The trilogy of a special lifeboat town and its fascinating folk
This truly inspirational set of 3 books (A4 size) all about an extraordinary lifeboat town and its vibrant people, written by Rob Blann to commemorate 100 years of Worthing lifeboat crews, is a must-have for those interested in Worthing's past in words and old photographs, as well as for lifeboat enthusiasts.
Rob thoroughly researched the absorbing history surrounding the seaside community of his home town on the south coast of England, and set out to write just one book on this illuminating age to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) but managed to unearth so much intriguing information and so many previously unpublished photographs that what began as one book turned into a trilogy, a real labour of love.
A Town's Pride: Victorian Lifeboatmen & their Community
A Town's Pride, the first in the trilogy, becomes a dramatic and informative insight of a seafaring community during the latter half of the 19th century; in which true stories reveal the lives and times of fisherfolk in a close-knit neighbourhood.
Featuring a Lifeboat Station from its inception, A Town's Pride guides the reader through every exciting rescue mission, into each lifeboat parade, and describes sailing regattas, all in great detail.
For anyone with a love of the sea and a desire to learn of their nautical heritage, then this fine book created with personal pride and great feeling is something to read and to cherish.
Edwardian Worthing: Eventful Era in a Lifeboat Town
Edwardian Worthing, the second book in the trilogy, covers the period between 1901 and 1914. These Edwardian times often proved to be exciting for both residents and holiday-makers alike in this premier seaside resort.
Whenever the Lifeboat was launched, hundreds, sometimes thousands passionately flocked to witness the men of valour.
Life in this class-conscious society is carefully illustrated throughout this exclusive review.
More than 200 Edwardian photographs have been improved electronically to produce images which enhance the quality of the pictures within this book.
Vintage Worthing: Images of a Lifeboat Town
Vintage Worthing, the third book of the trilogy, covers the period from 1914, through two world wars, and an epilogue brings it right up to the present day.
Using a central theme of Worthing's lifeboat service and the people involved, Vintage Worthing seeks to explore the social development and expansion of the town as well as providing a unique pictorial record of the era.
Vintage Worthing makes essential reading for those interested in Worthing's history, both onshore and offshore.