Long history of lifesaving
THE FIRST lifeboat was stationed at Spurn Point on October 29, 1810.
The boat cost was met by subscription for brethren of Hull Trinity House.
In the early to mid-1900s, Spurn Point was home to Robert Cross, one of the most famous seamen in lifeboat history.
Mr Cross lost his brother and two nephews at sea and swore to help others.
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He spent 37 years at Spurn, saved 453 lives and was awarded two gold medals, three silver medals, two bronze medals and the George Medal for his work.
Staff used to live on Spurn Point with their families – seven miles from the nearest village shop.
Cut off from the mainland when tides are high, last year families moved away from the area.
The station is still staffed round the clock by crews on shifts.