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Her Majesty’s Coastguard operate boats, helicopters and land vehicles to provide emergency support at sea and to coastal areas. They are responsible for coordinating rescues.

HM Coastguard Rocket Rescue Cart

HM Coastguard
Rocket Rescue Cart
This horse-drawn cart was stationed at Bridlington and was built at some point between 1870 and 1910. Equipment carried includes rope ladders, cork helmets, cork lifebelt and rope with a cane attached to one end. Regular exercise drills allowed the volunteers to perfect rescue techniques and prize money was awarded to those who could throw the farthest.

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