Busiest year in long history of Appledore lifeboat 05.10.1973
In one spell it made 5 rescues in four days. "We hardly stopped one week," said Mr Wickersham. On the recent call to the yacht Chong Peng, because of storm force winds and extra man was taken.
Picture shows left to right: R Cann (second coxswain), P Ford (helper), M Bowden, J Wills, R Fisher, B Williams (second mechanic), Eric Wartnaby, J Heard, J Pavitt, E Evans (mechanic), D Cox (coxswain), M Lee, S Dymond (helper), I Wickersham (secretary) and, kneeling, J Harris (helper).