The RNLI at New Quay this year commemorates 150 years of service to the community and the anniversary has prompted a fascinating book full of interesting illustrations and anecdotes to trace its history down the years. The book will be formally launched at a presentation at the Lifeboat Station on Tuesday, April 22nd at 7pm.

The book details the history of all the lifeboats which have served New Quay and their notable services. There are accounts of the brave exploits of crew members in saving lives in the most extreme conditions, records of various commemorative ceremonies down the years and much more besides.

Its author, Roger Bryan, a Fleet Street journalist now living in the area and already the author of history books on New Quay and Aberaeron, will be there to introduce the book, lead the discussion and sign copies. Local choir Cor Cei will be performing and light refreshments will be available.

All are welcome to attend and there is a particular invitation to retired crew, their families , those who have and are actively raising funds for the RNLI and supporting the cause. This includes our fund raising groups in Stourbridge and St Albans as well as New Quay.

Alan Tomkins, Chair of the New Quay Management Committee, commented,

“It is such a privilege to have local author Roger Bryan publish his book giving such a vibrant account of our 150 year history. The book captures the spirit of our lifeboat men and women down the generations and is full of interesting facts and illustrations. It is well worth a place on the bookshelf”.