Lecture: the RNLI in St Albans

at Marlborough Road Methodist Church, AL1 3XG

Speaker: Anthony Oliver

Inspired by 2020 being the centenary of the St Albans Branch of the RNLI this talk investigates the many ways in which a land-locked city has connections with the sea and why it supports lifeboats. The city has funded three lifeboats, been home to several Admirals, had six Royal Navy ships bear its name, supported a sea cadet force and surprisingly been home to several maritime industries. These and other interesting links to the sea will be discussed and some strange stories revealed.

Anthony Oliver has lived in Hertfordshire since 1972 and in St Albans since 2005. In his youth he enjoyed sailing and always admired and supported the work of the RNLI. Since moving to the city he has been a member of Arc and Arc as well as a volunteer guide at the Cathedral.

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