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Filey Rocket Pole

Formed in 1872, the Filey Volunteer Life Saving Rocket Company used the rocket pole, as itís known, to practise rescue techniques.
They fired a line towards one of their members positioned at the top of the pole as if they were on the sea and he was on the mast of a stricken vessel. The practice continued until the 1960s when improvements in navigational equipment rendered the company redundant. The pole is located in Rocket Pole Field.
by N Chadwick

Created: Sun, 21 May 2017, Updated: Sun, 21 May 2017


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TA1281 : Filey's Rocket Pole by N Chadwick
TA1281 : Filey Rocket Pole by N Chadwick
TA1281 : Filey Rocket Pole by N Chadwick
TA1281 : Filey Rocket Pole by N Chadwick


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