Today, December 10th, 2011 is the 125 anniversary of the greatest disaster in RNLI history, when the 3 boats of Southport, Lytham and St Annes on Sea went out in the early hours to rescue the crew of the German Barque MEXICO.
Both the Southport and the St Annes boat were overwhelmed and 27 lifeboat men brave and true didn't come back.
Lest we forget, say a prayer for them and all Lifeboat crew tonight when you go to bed and listen to the wind and rain rattle on the windows.
God bless them all!!