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SAVING LIVES - SHERINGHAM'S PRIVATE LIFEBOATS
For just over a hundred years, starting in 1826, lifeboats donated by the Upcher family of Sheringham Hall played a vital role in rescuing fishermen and other sailors in distress off the North Norfolk coast near Sheringham.
This exhibition tells the story of the Upcher, the Augusta and the Henry Ramey Upcher lifeboats. The Henry Ramey can be seen, still in its original shed, at the Fishermen's Heritage Centre.
The Augusta was Sheringham's first purpose built lifeboat, in service from 1838 until 1894.
The Upcher fishing boat was built in 1826 with money loaned by Charlotte Upcher of Sheringham Hall. Being the largest fishing boat available, it was also used for rescues until a purpose built lifeboat took its place.
A gansey knitted using a traditional pattern with modern materials
Sheringham gansey worn by a Sheringham fisherman
Sheringham's private lifeboats
This page is part of the Narrative Theme(s): Lifesaving
This page is part of the Online Exhibition(s): SAVING LIVES - SHERINGHAM'S PRIVATE LIFEBOATS