Mayday for the RNLI and Lady Daphne

May 21, 2024 - 18:30 to 22:00
Charlestown, Cornwall

Join us onboard Lady Daphne to celebrate 200 years of the RNLI with some amazing guests.

We will begin the evening recounting the story of a dramatic rescue of crew from Lady Daphne in 1927 by Lizard and St Mary’s RNLI.

We are then delighted to be welcoming guest speaker, Martin Brockman, an RNLI education volunteer. Martin will take us through an audio visual journey of the history of Penzance, Newlyn and Penlee Lifeboats from the rowing boats of 1803 to those of present day. Martin comes from a RNLI family, his dad, Nigel, was one of the crew of the ill-fated ‘Solomon Browne’ Lifeboat lost in December 1981 when Martin was just 10 years old. Martin’s Brother Neil was a crew member of the ‘Solomon Browne’ and was turned away on that night, only to remain as crew for the RNLI for over 30years, 16 as a decorated Coxswain at Penlee.

To end the evening we are excited to welcome back acoustic 4 piece band River Blue, who will sing us out of this celebratory event.

River Blue is a 4 piece band from central Cornwall. We are Tim, Sid, Paul and Ed. We play acoustic instruments in a folk-pop style and our passion is writing and playing our own songs, usually with the help of some brilliant lyricists we know and love. The inspiring words make us dig out the River Blue rhythm.

The rhythm brings the melodies and the words become our songs.

Tickets are £10 each and in recognition of this event, we will donate £4 per ticket sold to the RNLI and will be holding a raffle during the event to raise additional funds for the RNLI and Lady Daphne.

Pre-booking required, bookable below. Please ensure both email and mobile number are correctly entered when booking as these are needed for the booking and payment process. Please note access to the Barge is across a gangplank and downstairs. Sadly no wheelchair access. Sensible footwear.

ALL funds raised from our events go towards the constant upkeep and maintenance of Lady Daphne, and to keep her operating from Charlestown Harbour.

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.