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Caister Lifeboat crew thanks Bury man for his talks on its history and heroism




Don Hill, left, with Caister Lifeboat secretary Derek George and the picture presented by George for Don's talks on Lifeboat.'Picture Mark Westley ANL-150817-151549009
Don Hill, left, with Caister Lifeboat secretary Derek George and the picture presented by George for Don's talks on Lifeboat.'Picture Mark Westley ANL-150817-151549009

Don Hill, left, receives a print of a painting from Caister Lifeboat secretary Derek George as thanks for the 80 talks on the boat that Don, from Townlane Road, Bury St Edmunds, has given over five years.

The former social worker, who is also a cathedral guide, was inspired by stories of the Caister-on-Sea lifeboat and the 2,000 lives its crews have saved.

The William Callendar painting is called ‘Caister men never turn back’ which were the words of Don’s hero James Haylett to explain, at an inquest, why he repeatedly tried to rescue men from the lifeboat Beauchamp after she capsized at Caister in 1901.



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