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Judith Sharpe


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My mother Judith, together with my late father Keith, were supporters of the RNLI for 30+ years. Even when living overseas they continued their Offshore membership and more recently as a widow attending and contributing to coffee mornings and curry lunches.
Thankfully the services of the lifeboat were never called upon, except for an occasion in the 1980s in Fowey harbour. My father had had an accident on board while assisting another vessel with a tow, amputating part of his finger. They motored the yacht to the Town Quay, where he pottered off to the cottage hospital. Meanwhile my mother was left to return the boat to her mooring up river at Golant. She was offered help with the trip by a gentleman on the town quay. He accepted without comment her instructions on the specific course to be taken. Judith could remember only his first name and so armed, my father set off into Fowey a few days later to see if he could find this person and thank him personally. The gentleman turned out to be none other than the coxswain of the Fowey lifeboat!

Added by: Karen Young on 1 April 2013.



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