It is with deep regret and sadness, that we announce the death of our Station Chairman, Mr John Hanvey (Senior), aged 82yr. John passed away peacefully last night, Saturday 10th December 2016, following a prolonged illness. John joined the crew in 1949, and has served in various roles until his death. He had been Lifeboat Crew, then Deputy Launch Authority and Station Chairman. He was totally dedicated to the RNLI and to this Lifeboat Station, serving for an amazing 67 years.
He will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with his wife Mary, son John (our coxswain/mechanic), wife Andreena, and grand children Fraser and Emily. Ian Clayton, Lifeboat Operations Manager