Service for the dedication and opening of the new Royal National Lifeboat Institution (Southend-on-Sea Branch) inshore lifeboat house. Speakers: Mr Moorhouse; Revd. G.F. Dear, Honorary Chaplain of the Branch; Mr Morley, Honorary Surgeon of the Branch; Mrs Elizabeth Watson-Lamb, Mayor of Southend and President of the Branch. Includes the hymn ‘Eternal Father, strong to save’.
The lifeboat house has since been replaced again, with an opening ceremony of the new house held on 16 July 2013.
Recorded by Edward Haley and used with kind permission from his family.