In July 1897, Thomas Sparshott (far right) took over as
Coxswain of the Lucy Newborn, the sole lifeboat stationed
at the Selsey Lifeboat Station, and in June 1917 Thomas
retired this post.
Data extracted from the booklet
"The Story of the Selsey Lifeboats"
written and produced by
Jeff Morris, Honorary Archivist,
Lifeboat Enthusiasts' Society, Coventry.