Sunderland Volunteer Life Brigade offer trip back in time for Boldon ladies

Sunderland Volunteer Life Brigade gave a talk to the Boldon Ladies' Club.

Sunderland Volunteer Life Brigade gave a talk to the Boldon Ladies' Club.

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A LADIES’ group in Boldon was given a trip back in time in the form of a history lesson by members of a life-saving group.

Sunderland Volunteer Life Brigade’s Larry Hetherington and Rose Roberts paid a visit to Boldon Ladies’ Club.

The pair visited the group’s base, at the Shack Working Men’s Club in Boldon Colliery, to give a talk on the history of the brigade.

Activities

They talked about saving lives on the North-East coast over the past 137 years and their present-day activities.

The brigade was founded in 1877 to assist the coastguard in saving lives from shipwrecks.

It is based at the watch house at Pier View, built in the early 20th century to provide a lookout over the harbour area.

Members of the brigade are all volunteers, and it is a registered charity.