Finding RNLI lifeboat station a suitable home

For some time there have been rumours and suggestions about the fate of a lifeboat station in Weston. Now a real step has been taken along this long and, at times challenging, road. The lifeboat has been active in Weston since 1882. For most of that time there was a lifeboat station on Birnbeck Island. […]

RNLI Lifeboat Volunteer uses his skills in an Unusual Situation

The volunteer crew at Weston RNLI lifeboat station have extensive training in all situations that they may come across in their role of saving lives at sea. Sometimes these same skills are just as useful for non-marine incidents on land. Chris Cox is a volunteer member of the seagoing crew at Weston RNLI lifeboat station. […]

Derelict with an uncertain future but Birnbeck Island is still a major danger

Too many people still risk their lives trying to access the island without understanding the tides in Weston Bay. The way across looks benign at low tide but soon catches up with the unwary. Although it is derelict and falling into the sea Birnbeck Island and its Pier is a fascinating and charming sight. It […]

RNLI baby comes to see the crew

In the middle of a shout on a busy bank holiday week-end one crew wife goes into labour at the station Simon Bond is one of the lifeboat crew at Weston-super-Mare RNLI Station. He and his wife Jen were expecting a baby any minute during the bank holiday week-end at the end of August. It […]

Lives Put in Danger Catching Pokemon

Weston’s volunteer Lifeboat crew were paged by Milford Haven Coastguard at 20.53 on Thursday evening. Weston Lifeboat crew were requested to launch to a group of youths who had been cut off by the tide on Birnbeck Island. With low water just past and the tide coming back in very rapidly the Lifeboat crew made […]