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Picture No:277
Courtesy of:Barry Yates
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Lifeboat Crew Memorial Window

This stained glass window is a memorial to the crew of the Mary Stanford Lifeboat that was lost in 1928.
It can be seen at Winchelsea Church and was the work of Douglas Strachan Ll.D., H.R.S.A., an artist who designed windows in St Paul's Cathedral and Edinburgh Castle.
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Picture Added on 18 December 2008.


Please could I use this image in a project about the disaster on GENi.com where I am trying to link the victims to family trees - I would of course give full credit and link to this webpage.
Added by June Barnes on 30 January 2016.
My great grandmother was housekeeper to a family from Lee, South London, who came down every summer to stay in the Watch House behind the lifeboat station. My mother told me a very sad story about a love affair with one of the lifeboat men, Leslie Clark, which the daughter of the family had. If anybody knows anything about this, I would love to hear about it.
Added by Judith Purssell on 06 April 2016.

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