caister on sea

The Caister lifeboat disaster memorial is certainly celebratory. Nine men lost their lives while responding to a distress call in a November storm in 1901. The memorial stands to the north-east of the Holy Trinity church, actually across the busy Ormesby road in the old cemetery. A broken pillar is bedecked in nets, lifebuoys, chains and other equipment, all intricately carved in stone. In front, and long since vandalised, is a little pillar with a slot in the top, so that people coming to look at it might make a contribution to the RNLI,