Taken in the harbour in the late 1950s

By John Hills

A nice picture of the old Cecil and Lillian Philpott lifeboat motoring down the harbour in the late 1950's.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'PHOTOGRAPH OF THE LIFEBOAT' page

John Hills private collection

This page was added by John Hills on 05/01/2008.
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Sorry John but the Cecil & Lillian Philpot left Newhaven in 1959

By Colin Holden
On 20/01/2008

Thank you Colin, It has been very differcult to put an exact date on these undated slides, so this must be one of the last pictures taken of the Cecil & Lillian Philpot leaving Newhaven harbour, on service and taken in late 1958/59.

I think 1959 was in the late 1950's....

By John Hills
On 26/02/2008

Looks like there are only 4 'crew' onboard, and not dressed to go to sea in anger so maybe this is her leaving the station for the last time and heading for depot and reserve in Poole, especially as they haven't bothered putting up the mast yet which can been seen behind the beige exhaust 'funnel'.

By Rob Patten
On 08/11/2008

Thanks for your observations Rob, my late brother Martin is standing at the stern with father Harold Hills fourth from the stern, is that a fifth crew member at the bow? So indeed it looks like her last journey out of the harbour.
All the editors appreciate your informative and constructive comments to the website keep them coming, Rob.

By John Hills
On 08/11/2008

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