Wednesday, March 2, will be a very special day for Tenby Lifeboat Station - 10 years since the Tamar class lifeboat Haydn Miller (the most advanced in the world at that time) arrived to take up duties in the innovative new £5.8 million boathouse and visitor centre which was custom-built to accommodate her.

The occasion is being celebrated with the launch of a new book commissioned and published by the RNLI. Open to all, the launch is an opportunity to obtain a first-edition copy signed by crew members and author Trevor Barrett. The book is superbly illustrated with archive photographs dating back to the 1850s and many new photos, including some taken during actual rescues.

The Story of Tenby Lifeboats 1835 to the Present Day is a tribute to all those volunteers who have served the station and who to date have saved more than 900 lives.

In addition to describing some of the most harrowing (and sometimes tragic) shouts in Tenby RNLI history, the book also recalls many lighter moments, such as the day when Gustav, a toy cat, miraculously gave birth to two toy kittens aboard Haydn Miller! 

Book launch: March 2, 12 noon - 2 pm, Tenby Lifeboat Station. All are welcome. The book is priced at £5.95 and will be on sale during the launch event and then from the station shop during its normal opening hours.