Booklet published by the Spurn, Kilnsea & Easington Local History Group in 2010, 72 pages. Paperback (N4635).
This book is illustrated throughout with lots of small black and white photographs, and provides a fascinating history of the Easington Lifeboat and its crew in the early part of the last century...
It is now over 100 years since the Easington Lifeboat, named 'Docea Chapman', was built, and she was in service for two decades before the lifeboat station in Easington was closed. There is nothing left of the original lifeboat shed base that had teetered on the cliff edge for so many years, and this book collects together lots of images and accounts of its history - there are chapters devoted to its launching and recovery (using horse-power), its crews, the many rescuesit performed, and Docea Chapman’s subsequent life after 1933.
Condition of the book is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover. Please note the book was produced privately and so lacks the 'finish' of a more proffesional publication (i.e. the photographs are all of photocopy quality). But this in no way detracts from the fascinating contents!