Filey Lifeboat 37-04 (Oakley) discovered alive and well in Hartlepool

Following a visit to Hartlepool today we discovered Filey Lifeboat 37-04, Robert & Dorothy Hardcastle, in a boat yard. She looked in pretty good condition from the outside, if a little faded.

HMS Trincomalee jewel in Hartlepool’s crown

You wouldn’t really expect to find a beautifully restored Royal Navy frigate from the 1800’s outside of one of the historic naval dockyards, but Hartlepool is home to a superbly restored example – HMS Trincomalee.