TYNEMOUTH VOLUNTEER LIFE BRIGADE

COASTAL RESCUE SINCE 1864

SAVING LIVES ALONG THE COAST
Coastal rescue service since 1864
HOW YOUR SUPPORT HELPS
Your support allows us to provide a life saving coastal rescue service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
KEEPING HERITAGE ALIVE
A unique collection of artefacts that recreate the dramatic history of the TVLB and our coastal rescues from our formation in 1864
SEE FOR YOURSELF
Visit our free to enter, Watchouse museum which stands proudly overlooking the mouth of the Tyne.
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WELCOME TO TYNEMOUTH VOLUNTEER LIFEBRIGADE

On Call 24/7 : 365 Days of the year : Whatever the weather

The Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade is a voluntary shore based coastal rescue service founded in 1864. We are a Declared Facility to HM Coastguard for Rope Rescue, Water Rescue, Coastal Search and Rescue and also have advanced first aid capabilities.

Fundraising

As a registered charity the brigade is entirely funded by donations, grants and fundraising activities and run entirely by non-paid volunteers. As well as the volunteer rescue team there is also a dedicated volunteer support team including directors, fundraisers, museum guides and friends of the TVLB who give their time, money and commitment to support the brigade.

The Watch House Museum

The Museum displays artefacts, pictures and relics from old shipwrecks chronicling the history of lifesaving on our coastline since 1864. Click on the link below for more information and opening times.

Latest news

πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…Medal Presentation πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…Today our four fabulous fundraisers from the 496 Challenge were presented with their medals by our Honorary Chairman, Honorary Captain John Wright Honorary Life MemberTo date, this challenge has now raised over Β£1800 – almost double their target. Thanks to everyone who have supported this challenge, and again to Sam, Will, Sandy and Andrew πŸ™β˜ΊοΈwww.justgiving.com/fundraising/sam-nicholson12 See MoreSee Less
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012/23 – 4th February 2023 – 20.02h – HM Coastguard paged the Brigade with a request to support a Police incident near to St. Mary’s Island. Team members volunteered for around half an hour before the incident was brought to a successful conclusion and all rescue assets were stood down. Duration of incident: 30 minutesNumber of Brigade members in attendance at this incident: 7 See MoreSee Less
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our history

The Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade (TVLB) is the oldest and one of only 3 remaining active Volunteer Life Brigades in the UK. The TVLB was formed following the tragic loss of 32 souls from the stricken ships of the S.S.Stanley and the schooner Friendship on 24th November 1864 at the Black Middens rocks at Tynemouth.