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RNLI Memorial Sculpture

West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
+44 845 122 6999
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Moving and beautiful

This is a wonderful piece of work - both moving and beautiful at the same time. The RNLI is a great... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
TonyD33
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Poole, United Kingdom
Thank you brave people

This memorial sculpture is outside the RNLI college and is dedicated to those brave people most of... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
redmond3812
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Cromer, United Kingdom
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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.
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“their lives” (13 reviews)
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West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
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"their lives"
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"fitting tribute"
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"modern sculpture"
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"moving sculpture"
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"thought provoking"
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"nice monument"
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"lifeboat men"
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"visiting poole"
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"volunteers"
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"headquarters"
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"depicted"
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"crew"
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"statue"
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"humbling"
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"courage"
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

This is a wonderful piece of work - both moving and beautiful at the same time. The RNLI is a great place and this is a great welcome to it.

Thank TonyD33
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

This memorial sculpture is outside the RNLI college and is dedicated to those brave people most of whom are volunteers and don't get paid who have lost their lives whilst trying to save others. You did your duty, well done.

Thank redmond3812
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Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in the RNLI College Hotel for a motor boat dinner. We took a guided tour around the year old life boat building centre and saw the huge modern facility that is building the lifeboats for the future and improving older lifeboats....More

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

This modern sculpture stands outside the RNLI college/hotel. It is well made and thought provoking. On one side are the names of 750 volunteer lifeboat men who have lost their lives trying to save others.

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Reviewed January 11, 2018

This sculpture is stunning and when you read the names of the RNLI who lost their lives saving others it is very humbling !

Thank Marjoram46
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

A beautiful thought provoking sculpture, well worth a look. You can also do coffee, lunch, afternoon tea or evening meals too. Excellent views over Holes Bay and the new Twin. Sails lifting bridge

Thank Christine C
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Reviewed November 4, 2017

I've read some of the reviews and don't know the politics behind it. But it is a thought provoking piece of work and no matter what you think you have to have total respect for the lifeboat crews.

Thank dcw78po
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Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

This “charity” has wasted more money than any other I know of, the staff are mainly managers and senior managers who are over paid, this sculpture is another sign of wasting money. They have millions in reserve and yet plead poverty. Get real

Thank Davidjhillier
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

As can be seen by the photo, this sculpture which is seen at the entrance to the RNLI training building really shines out. Very emotive of what the RNLI stands for.

Thank ElSevillano
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

It goes without saying that the RNLI are the true definition of the word hero. So this memorial does them proud...strong, robust, brave and dependable.

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