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A general digital photographer with a love of HDR photography... Having a particular fondness for photographing churches, flowers and 'scapes, but will photograph anything that captures my eye.|
ALL IMAGES are (c) Copyright Andy Milner 2009-2012 (c) Andy Milner and Tyna Slepowronski 2012-2014 (c) Andy & Tyna Milner 2014-2015 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Personal Quote: I don't care what you call me as long as you don't call me late for my tea ~ JH Turner
On the 9th December 1886, the barque 'Mexico of Hamburg' with a crew of twelve, was travelling from Liverpool to South America when it was caught in a fierce storm. Lifeboats from Southport (the Eliza Fernley), Lytham (the Charles Biggs) and St Annes (the Laura Janet), responded to the distress signals.
Relatives and friends waited on shore all night and news came tht the bodies of seamen had been washed ashore. The Lytham lifeboat and crew arrived home at 3.30am, wet through and half drowned after having tied themselves to the rigging. All on board the Mexico were rescued by the Lytham lifeboat. All but two of the Eliza Fernley were lost and the entire crew of the St Annes crew (Laura Janet) perished at sea.
Never in the lifeboat service has there been a disaster this great, in which 27 men of the lifeboat service lost their lives in one night, leaving 16 widows and 50 orphans in three towns a fornight before Christmas
On 23rd May 1888 the Lifeboat Monument was unveiled in St Annes to commemorate the bravery of these crews... it still stands proudly on the promenade as a reminder of their valour.
|Images, writings and graphics created by Andy Milner are the copyrighted work of Andy Milner and Tyna Slepowronski © 2007-2012 All rights reserved.|
Images, writings and graphics created by Andy Milner are the copyrighted work of Andy and Tyna Milner © 2014 All rights reserved.
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