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17. The Power of Padstow: Mary Taylor

17. The Power of Padstow: Mary Taylor


Legendary RNLI fundraiser Mary Taylor on the pull of the lifeboat station

The smell of the boathouse; the roar of the engine – for the late Mary Taylor, otherwise known as Lifeboat Mary, Padstow Lifeboat Station had a very special appeal. For one thing, her family’s RNLI connections reach all the way back to 1883. To Mary, the lifeboat was more than a boat – it was a friend.

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