This is the first book to be published that takes a 'then and now' view of the fourteen lifeboat stations on the north east coast between Sunderland and the Humber estuary. This lavishly illustrated book traces some of the many ways in which the lifeboat stations at Sunderland, Seaham, Hartlepool, Redcar, Staithes and Runswick Bay, Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay, Scarborough, Flamborough, Filey, Bridlington, Withernsea and Spurn Point have changed over the years. Through a wonderful selection of images, alongside detailed captions, this book will delight everyone interested in the history of the lifeboat stations across these coastal towns and villages. Both residents and visitors alike will enjoy a nostalgic journey through the past to show the changing face of lifeboat stations. Proceeds from the book will be donated to RNLI, to help them continue the fantastic work they do both now and in the future.
Paul Chrystal was educated at the Universities of Hull and Southampton where he took degrees in Classics and wrote his MPhil thesis on attitudes to women in Roman love poetry. He appears regularly on BBC local radio the World Service. He is the author of over fifty books on a wide range of subjects, including histories of northern places, social histories of tea and of chocolate, a history of confectionery in Yorkshire and various aspects of classical literature and Roman history.