13th February 2019 11.30 am. "‘Saving Lives at sea. RNLI on the Thames" : Alan Ashby

  • The presentation will cover the RNLI as a whole though particular emphasis will be given to lifeboat services on the Thames and the sinking of Marchioness River Boat.  As a matter of course, the talk will include rescues Alan Ashby was personally involved with.

  • Alan Ashby served in the Special Constabulary, Thames Division, for 13 years holding the equivalent rank to that of a Sergeant; it was in this capacity that he was Cox'n of a police launch.  The RNLI is seen as an additional resource to the prevention of life from drowning, frequently working side-by-side with the river police.



11.30 am The Cutty Sark Pub just five minutes east of the Naval College,

4-6 Ballast Quay
SE10 9PD



£12 for the lecture or £10 for London Historians & Docklands History Group and past attendees plus the cost of the light lunch / bar snacks afterwards

Numbers are strictly limited so please book early.