Local & Social History Books

By Rob Blann




Worthing
In Old Picture Postcards
A Town’s Pride:
Victorian Lifeboatmen
& their Community

Edwardian Worthing:
Eventful Era in a
Lifeboat Town

Vintage Worthing:
Images of a Lifeboat Town

A Town’s Pride:
Water Colour Print

Worthing In Old Picture Postcards A Town’s Pride - Victorian Lifeboatmen & their Community Edwardian Worthing - Eventful Era in a Lifeboat Town Vintage Worthing - Images of a Lifeboat Town A Town's Pride - Water Colour Print



A Town's Pride: Water Colour Print
A Town's Pride: Water Colour Print A Town's Pride: This unique water colour print is a true to life portrayal of the Worthing Lifeboat Henry Harris and crew returning from the wrecked steamship Indiana on 1st March 1901. Facing North-East from the far end of Worthing Pier, a Victorian photographer captured this exiting scene in monochrome.

Now beautifully enhanced by Sussex artist Richard Marsh using characteristic colouring, the result is remarkable. Wave motion can almost be felt.

The overall effect is stunning. The detail astounding. Each strip of cork in the crew's lifejackets has been meticulously picked out. Even the twisted strands of rope forming the lifeline looped along the side of the Lifeboat invite scrutiny.

Thirteen crew manned the boat. Standing forward is bowman Steve Wingfield. Pulling at the oars are crewmen Mark Marshall, George Wingfield, Harry Blann, George Newman, William Wells, Joe Street, George Benn, George Belton, Frank Collier and William Cousins. While commanding the stern is Coxwain Harry Marshall wearing a sou'wester and controlling the rudder by means of a yoke line over each shoulder. Next to him stands his assistant, Second Coxwain Bill Blann.

Held in high esteem by their national executive, Worthing's Lifeboatmen were indeed the town's pride.

Reproduced as a Limited Edition Print, there will be just 850 copies worldwide, individually signed and numbered by the artist.

Image size: 13 inches X 7.5 inches



Available from Rob Blann
E-mail:rob@rob-blann.com
Tel:01903 246587
Mob:07977 098690
or Post:Monkey Puzzle Cottage
64 Rose Walk
Goring-by-Sea
Worthing
West Sussex
BN12 4AT

Part of the proceeds are donated to the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution), a voluntary body relying entirely upon public donations.


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Worthing Lifeboat Town
How Worthing Dome Cinema Was Saved
Local & Social History Books
National Nostalgia Website
Can YOUR life be changed for the better? It CERTAINLY can.
www.wrecked-lives-rescued.org.uk is a voluntary website, set up to help people whose lives have got in a mess.
About Rob Blann