T.A.S.C. Member David Hastings
Hon. Secretary Durham Branch
Royal National Lifeboat Association
We welcome David as a new member of the Tyne Area Shipping Club and look forward to his presentation this evening which I understand will deal with the history and development of the Lifeboat.
It was a pleasure to welcome David as a new member of the Club and on the same evening to provide us all to an excellent presentation. David is secretary of the Durham branch of the RNLI – his presentation to the Club this evening was entitled Wooden Boats and Iron Men’ – It looked back to the origins of the modern lifeboat, where the North East of England played a major part in its design and development. Today the Association provides many new services, including flood rescue and lifeguard stations throughout the country. An enjoyable evening by another full house!