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Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade


In November 1864 five ships were wrecked on Black Middens rocks during 3 days of storms, adding to the many lives lost over the years because of the treacherous rocks. In response to the tragedy the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade (TVLB) was founded on the 5th December 1864 and was the first such organisation in the world. The Brigade work closely with the emergency services and are a Declared Facility to HM Coastguard for Rope Rescue, Coastal Search and Rescue and one of the last remaining trained teams for Ship to Shore Breeches Buoy Rescue. TVLB operates from their Watch House Museum in Tynemouth. TVLB regularly receive over 120 callouts a year.

Organisations, Tynemouth John Foster Spence (1818–1901) Historic Buildings and Monuments in North Tyneside Watch House Museum Black Middens Rocks
from http://www.tvlb.org/
Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade
- "The Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade is a voluntary shore based coastal rescue service founded in 1864. We are a Declared Facility to HM Coastguard for Rope Rescue, Coastal Search and ...

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Life Brigade Watch House

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020192:Watch House Tynemouth 1970

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