Dunbar

In September 2008, the Riley was taken to Dunbar in Scotland to celebrate their 150th anniversary. Cox Pete T accompanied the boat, and was treated to a brilliant night of food, music and festivities by the Branch and crew members of Dunbar. The following day the Riley was taken through the streets of Dunbar with the lifeboat crew dressed for …

Tyne to Whitby row

The first, and possibly most challenging of the William Riley’s sponsored rows, was a carefully planned four day trip from Tynemouth lifeboat station to Whitby, a distance of some 54 miles down the unpredictable North Sea. The idea for this trip came from Pete Thomson, Graham Chaddock, Paul Headlam, and Tim Hicking,¬†and involved¬†other members of the Whitby Historic Lifeboat Trust. …