Saturday 14 March 2015

Hornsea writers spread their influence

Hornsea Writers is a group prolific in its output but it spreads its influence beyond the production of books. For instance, did you know that:

  • Hornsea lost its coastguard station in the early 1990s and would have been without a lifeboat but for the efforts of local volunteers including Hornsea Writer, Rick Sumner, whose short fiction has been used to raise funds for Hornsea Inshore Rescue, an independent charity set up and run by volunteers.


  1. Hornsea did not lose its Coastguard station at all, it is still very much operational. The Coastguard removed the boat from the local coastguard team hence the introduction of Hornsea Inshore Rescue. The coastguard team are still operational and are specially trained in search, water and cliff rescue along with many other things. The coastguard team are a dedicated group of volunteers also.

    1. Thanks for the clarification. 'Lost its patrol boat' would have been more accurate. And yes, agreed, the coastguard team are also a dedicated group of volunteers.


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