A great, great gift for crew

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Peterhead RNLI recently received a £300 cheque from the great, great grandchildren of Peterhead Lifeboat’s first coxswain.

Mrs Wilson presented the donation to the RNLI at Peterhead lifeboat station. The money was raised through a collection at her husband’s funeral. Mrs Wilson’s husband was the great great grandson of the first Peterhead coxswain, James Cameron, commonly known as ‘Tanker’. Tanker served as coxswain from the early 1900s to 1922.

Mrs Wilson said that the family had left Peterhead and settled in Dunecht, where her husband and his brother both worked for Dunecht Estate. Recently Mr and Mrs Wilson stayed in Bucksburn. She said: “Even though it is many years since we left Peterhead, the family still felt pride of being connected with the Peterhead lifeboat, and felt honoured to donate the collection to the RNLI.”