Exhibition preview: Hope in the Great War, Henry Blogg Museum, Cromer, from February 4 2014
This four-year touring exhibition around RNLI museums, lifeboat stations and other museums will give a national voice to the heroic efforts of RNLI and coastal community volunteers who risked their lives to save others during World War I.
To commemorate the centenary of the conflict, the free display will showcase six motivational lifeboat rescue services in order to highlight the extraordinary achievements of those who volunteered for the Institution.
Services include the 1914 Whitby lifeboat rescue of the wrecked hospital ship HMHS Rohilla, which saw 144 people saved, the Cromer RNLI lifeboat’s rescue of the Pyrin and Fernebo which rescued 33 people on January 9 1917 and the Port Eynon lifeboat’s service to the Dunvegan, on January 1 1916, to name a few.
The artwork will feature a giant jigsaw, a podcast and an animation to provide the fullest story of the recues in an interactive and engaging manner.
- Visit rnli.org for tour dates and full details.
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