Renovation of the James and Mary Walker Lifeboat
Can you help?
The restoration project is being carried out by volunteers and financed entirely by public donations.
It is managed by trustees and has charitable status (reg no: SC045022).
The Rt Hon Sir Menzies Campbell is it's patron.
The web site www.jmwalkerlifeboat.org.uk can provide more information.
If you would like to support this community historical project, contact the treasurer, David Thomson
James and Mary Walker
Click on the first picture to see the story
This boat served Anstruther from 1904 until 1933.
Later, under private
ownership, a false bow and wheelhouse were added in its conversion to a yacht.
Little is known about the period of private ownership until it was rediscovered in a boatyard in Anglesey, about to be scrapped.
With the help of the RNLI it was recovered to Anstruther.
Volunteers are now working hard to restore it to its original condition in preparation for it to be displayed outside the current lifeboat station
Copyright Anstruther Lifeboat 2014