Solomon Browne & Union Star 40th Anniversary

7th December 2021 in Events, Local News, Mousehole

The Solomon Browne Memorial Hall will be hosting an exhibition to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Pelee Lifeboat Disaster on Sunday 19th December

To mark the 40th anniversary of the loss of The Solomon Browne lifeboat and The Union Star, The Solomon Browne Memorial Hall will be open for a free exhibition about the tragedy. The Hall is very grateful to the support of the RNLI and Mousehole Archive group who have provided images for the exhibition.

The eight-strong crew of the Solomon Browne lifeboat, from Penlee, perished when they were called out in horrendous conditions on 19 December 1981. All eight people on board the Union Star, which was being swept towards the Cornish coast, also lost their lives.

The loss of The Solomon Browne and the Union Star have had a profound effect on the community in and around Mousehole, so to give the community a way of sharing their support for the families who lost loved ones, the Solomon Browne Hall will be providing glass jars with candles for people to place on Duck Street and at Mousehole Harbour. Each jar will have a tag for people to write their own personal messages.

If you would like to donate an empty and clean jar, please drop them into Penlee House Gallery & Museum before Thursday 16th December.

Donations are also welcome for the Solomon Browne & Union Star Memorial project, which is raising funds to place a memorial in a meadow on the cliffs directly above the final resting place of the Solomon Browne and Union Star.

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