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In conversation with … Ian Smith, RNLI Gravesend Lifeboat Station Manager

04 Apr 2024

In the second of our new series of “In conversation with …” evening talks, join Ian Smith from the RNLI for an evening delving into the captivating history of Gravesend lifeboat station, the boats the crews use and the array of rescue’s undertaken, with some personal recollections of memorable jobs.

Ian is the Gravesend Lifeboat Station manager and lifeboat crew member, as well as being the RNLI historic lifeboat collection manager here at the Historic Dockyard.

The evening will be compered by Nick Ball, Collections, Galleries and Interpretation Manager at the Historic Dockyard, and there will be a question and answer session following Ian’s presentation.

Our talks are free to attend (you do not need a Dockyard admission ticket) but spaces are limited. Tickets must be booked in advance.

When?Thursday 4 April
Where? The Mess Deck Restaurant
Time?Arrival from 6.30pm for a 7pm start
Cost?Talks are free to attend but we ask that you book in advance

RNLI 200: The Exhibition

Experience the exhilarating story of the RNLI as the lifesaving charity celebrates its 200th anniversary in our brand-new exhibition for 2024.

In partnership with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, this must-visit exhibition allows you to discover the heroic tales of the men and women who have risked their lives to save others, in times of calm and amidst the most treacherous storms.

RNLI 200 The Exhibition