This section of the site will consist of a detailed history of the South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade. It is intended that it will contain the following:
A chronological account of the main events from the formation of the Brigade to the present time.
It was a requirement of the Board of Trade that volunteer lifesaving brigades held annual meetings and published annual reports.
This section will contain transcriptions of all surviving Brigade documents. It will include the Storm Book, Minute Books and Division Roll books, which contain details of membership and attendance at drills and wrecks.
This is one of the few remaining Victorian wooden buildings in the Country.
This will cover a period starting before the formation of the Brigade, as much of the equipment used by the early brigadesmen had already been in use for some time.
The building of the piers meant that the environment in which the Brigade was operating was constantly changing.
The Brigade has a number of group photographs. Unfortunately, many of the individuals cannot be identified. If you recognise anyone please contact us.