Events 1930



1 February

On February 1st, after our monthly drill, a gale spung up from the South-east, a watch was set which continued till early morning. Watch was also kept on April 3rd from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. on April 4th, during a strong South-east gale.

Source: Annual Report 1930






12 July

On Saturday 12th July, a competition was held at Roker for a shield presented by the Wearside Shipowners to the Life Brigades on the North east coast, namely, Tynemouth, South Shields, Roker and Sunderland. Tynemouth were first and South Shields second.

Source: Annual Report 1930


4 August

On August 4th, at the Roker Regatta, two Boats Crews from this Brigade were entered for the Moffat Challenge Cup, open to Members of Volunteer Life Brigades. The Crew, consisting of C. Mathews, J. Whitacker, R. Grenyer, J. A. Jamieson and T. F. Preston succeeded in winning the Cup and Medals.

Source: Annual Report 1930

8 August

On Saturday, August 8th, the competition for the “Chronicle” Cup was held here. Our team, consisting of 15 men captained by Dep. Captain J.T. Robson, was complemented by Captain Bachus, R.N., D.S.O., on their performance. On the results being known some days afterwards it was found that Tynemouth were first, South Shields second and Roker third.

Source: Annual Report 1930


26 September

On September 26th, an exciting scene occurred in the Harbour during a very strong Northerly gale. A large Commissioners’ dredger broke adrift in the Harbour and was only brought up when she drove down near the Groyne. Watch was kept all night as the wind increased and the sea was very high.

Source: Annual Report 1930



16 November

Sunday, November 16th, the brigade attended St Hilda’s Church, being Mayor’s Sunday. Many of the other public bodies in the town were also present.

Source: Annual Report 1930


28 December

Sunday, December 28th, a strong contingent of the Brigade attended the usual Memorial Service at St Stephen’s Church to the Pilots who lost their lives in the cutter “Protector” by enemy action on December 31st, 1916. Pilots, River Police and kindred bodies were also present.

Source: Annual Report 1930