Derbyshire Lifeboat Retired

A LIFEBOAT which was paid for entirely by the people of land-locked Derbyshire is to be retired.

The Spirit of Derbyshire  has served Ilfracombe lifeboat station in North Devon for more than  20 years.

It was given its name in honour of the county’s significant fund-raising efforts.

In 1989,  the 23 branches of the RNLI across Derbyshire started a campaign to raise the £360,000 needed to buy   one of the state-of-the-art Mersey lifeboats for the station almost 240 miles away.

Their campaign was led by Lord Lieutenant Colonel Hilton, who was a lifeboatman on the Isle of Wight, and his wife, Lady Winifred Hilton.

Derbyshire people responded to the call for funds with great enthusiasm and eventually raised £412,000 in just over a year.

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