North Berwick is one of seven lifeboat stations operating a lifeboat funded by viewers of the BBC television programme Blue Peter. Over the last 100 years the crews have been honoured with three RNLI awards for gallantry and three Blue Peter gold badges.
A multi-agency response was launched after a 999 call reporting a casualty on rocks near North Berwick harbour.
Local support helps raise funds to help save lives at sea.
The North Berwick Lifeboat crew’s pagers sounded at 12:17 on Tuesday (14th August) alerting them to
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North Berwick Lifeboat StationVictoria Road North Berwick East LothianEH39 4JP
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By appointmentDon't miss: crew training – 11am Sunday
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Lifeboat name: Blue Peter III
Lifeboat class: D class
Funded by: Proceeds from the Blue Peter 'Pieces of Eight' TV Appeal 1993
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1860Lifeboat station established.
1880The North Berwick lifeboat was not taken afloat as all the horses used for towing the carriage were engaged in agricultural work.
1881Lifeboat was taken by road to Archerfield but there was no trace of any vessel in distress.
1900Lifeboat house reconstructed and enlarged costing £700.
A member of the crew was washed out of the lifeboat while on service on 27 February 1900 to the barge Valhalla but was recovered.
1925Lifeboat station closed.
1967Inshore lifeboat station established with the placing on service of a D class lifeboat. Cost defrayed by BBC Blue Peter Appeal.
1973Bronze Medals awarded to Helmsman Benjamin Pearson and crew member Alexander Russell in recognition of the courage and determination displayed by them when the inshore lifeboat rescued a man whose boat had capsized on 26 July. The Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum was accorded to crew member James Pearson.
1994On 26 March D452 Blue Peter III was placed on service
1997New boathouse extension opened to provide improved crew facilities and to house an Atlantic 75 lifeboat and it's tractor.
2001A Centenary Vellum awarded to the station in celebration of 100 years of service.
2004The new class of lifeboat IB1, D619 Blue Peter III was placed on service on Thursday 14 July. D570 has been withdrawn to the Relief Fleet.
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