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Ribble Lifeboat Disaster (the Mexico Disaster) (Poulton)

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Poulton Library

Blackpool Old Road

Poulton-le-Fylde

FY6 7DH

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RNLI talk on the Ribble Lifeboat Disaster.
Lytham and St Annes Lifeboat Press Officer David Forshaw will talk about the Mexico disaster.

On 10 December 1886, 27 lifeboatmen lost their lives whilst attempting to rescue the crew from the German barque Mexico. This rescue remains the worst loss of crew in a single incident in RNLI history and was viewed as a national disaster across Victorian England.

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