NU2519 : Craster lifeboat station

taken 1 year ago, near to Craster, Northumberland, Great Britain

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Craster lifeboat station
Craster lifeboat station
The boat has to be taken across the road to the harbour NU2519 : Craster harbour for launching.

[Technical note - due to a mistaken camera setting this photo was only taken at 640x480 size, so no larger image is available]
RNLI Lifeboat Stations
The lifeboat stations around the British coastline are run by the RNLI, a charity entirely funded by public donations.
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Craster
Craster is a small fishing village on the Northumbrian coast. It has a small and attractive harbour and offers a view northwards to the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle.
For many years, the village has had a herring-curing business: Craster kippers are well known. The local herrings are smoked in a traditional manner by the Robson family.
The remains of a tower on the end of the harbour are all that can be seen now of the much taller building which was part of the overhead equipment which used to convey the local stone from where it was quarried to boats in the harbour. The disused quarry is now a car park. A small distance inland lies Craster Tower, the home of the Craster family who owned the quarry and had the harbour improved for its benefit. A memorial on the harbour wall commemorates a member of the Craster family who died serving with the British Army in Tibet in the 19th century, the development of the harbour was as a memorial to their son.
It is within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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NU2519, 329 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 5 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 19 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Health and social services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 2575 1994 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:28.3569N 1:35.6533W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 2578 1994
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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