The third Lifeboat to be stationed at Anstruther on the Firth of Forth, Scotland, JAMES & MARY WALKER arrived in Anstruther on 30 July 1904 on a horse drawn carriage having travelled by rail from London.
The vessel successfully completed many recorded rescues during her service and local family connections still exist in Anstruther. After many years of use, change of name and neglect, she was abandoned in a boat yard on the Isle of Anglesey. She was obtained in 2010 and brought back to Anstruther with assistance from the RNLI for transportation and Fife Council for the use of a storage area.
The vessel is now undergoing conservation in a local barn in Anstruther. The James & Mary Walker Community Restoration Project group has been formed with the Lifeboat Coxswain as Chairman and is actively undertaking the management of the project.
- 1904 Vessel built at Thames Iron Works, London
- 1930-1933 Vessel served at Anstruther
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