The 10th anniversary of the arrival of Tenby’sTamar class lifeboat Haydn Miller (the most advanced in the world at that time) to take up duties in the innovative new £5.8 million boathouse and visitor centre which was custom-built to accommodate her has been celebrated with the launch of a new book commissioned and published by the RNLI.

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, local author Trevor Barrett recalls many lighter moments, such as the day when Gustav, a toy cat, miraculously gave birth to two toy kittens aboard Haydn Miller!

“It was such a privilege to have been asked to involved in such a book,” said Trevor, who along with some members of the crew were on hand to sign first edition copies on Wednesday.

The book is superbly illustrated with archive photographs dating back to the 1850s and many new photos, including some taken during actual rescues.

It is available from Tenby Lifeboat Station, Castle Hill, priced £5.95.