Station

Celebrating over 150 years of saving lives at sea, Walmer lifeboat crews have been presented with over 25 awards for gallantry - the most recently being in 2000.

Celebrating over 150 years of saving lives at sea, Walmer lifeboat crew members have been presented with more than 25 awards for gallantry - most recently in 2000.

Walmer lifeboat was one of 19 lifeboats that took part in the evacuation of the British expeditionary force from Dunkirk in 1940. The station changed little during its first 130 years. The switch from an all-weather lifeboat station to an inshore lifeboat station in 1990 led to the first major modifications.

As well as housing Walmer's Atlantic 85 lifeboat, the station has a crew equipment room, an RNLI gift shop and a crew room in the apex of the roof. The alterations are so in keeping with the original design of the building that spotting the difference between old postcards and new photographs is not easy.

A second structure, disguised as a beach hut, is home to the smaller D class lifeboat.

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