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“A moving tribute to those who have given their lives”

RNLI Memorial Sculpture
Ranked #15 of 59 things to do in Poole
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Owner description: Remembering past sacrifice to inspire future generations. Many brave and selfless RNLI volunteers are remembered proudly in their local communities. However, the RNLI memorial sculpture in Poole is the only place where each and every one of them is named together. The RNLI hopes that future generations of lifeboat crew, lifeguards, supporters and fundraisers will find it a source of inspiration. Ultimately, the memorial reminds us all that there are still people who volunteer to carry out selfless acts of heroism to help others - we will always remember their sacrifice.
Strasbourg, France
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276 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“A moving tribute to those who have given their lives”
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

A great monument and an excellent photo opportunity. It is shocking to realise gown many people over so many years have given their lives trying to save people at sea.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Proud”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Looking over this sculpture it reminds me of everything the RNLI have done here in Poole, and the lives they have saved and the lives lost saving, it is a beautiful thing to have set up

Visited April 2014
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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“One of the best”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

One of the best memorials for demonstrating the valour of those remembered. I defy you not to feel obligated to read all the names!
It also makes a great photograph!
Don't miss it, but then go to the RNLI shop, and eat in the restaurant, great trip!

Visited July 2014
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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“Something not to be missed”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

This memorial is so moving in it's simplicity. Take a few moments to read all the names of those lost, whole families lost fathers ,brothers. The sculpture certainly encapsulates what the Lifeboat crews do, and what they risk. It really brings it home to you. Don't miss it..

Visited June 2014
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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296 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“moving sculpture of brave souls”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

just outside the college and in the middle of the RNLI 'campus' on the quay stands the memorial of those who gave the ulitmate sacrifice.

the inscriptions read to many hundreds and include several family members, its fitting showing the crew rescueing a person from the water. well worth a visit

Visited June 2014
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