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Plymouth Lifeboat Station

Plymouth Lifeboat Station
Plymouth Lifeboat Station

5x expanded by Geof Sheppard (talk). Self-nominated at 17:30, 11 August 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg I'm thinking that a new hook is probably needed: the current one is just not very interesting if you don't know what a Grade II listing means. Reading through the article, it appears that the building has had quite a history, including the accomplishments of its staff. Perhaps a hook based on that could be suggested here? In addition, the first paragraph in the "service awards" section seems to be a bit too-puffery sounding, so perhaps it could be revised. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:46, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Uninvolved editor, apart from a little copyediting, personally I quite like this little fact. Not often that you think of lifeboats being able to rescue aircraft. With this alt though it might be better to avoid using the picture, as according to the history of the station, the building didn't become part of the station until 1992. Spokoyni (talk) 17:23, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

I wrote the hook about the building as that is, in my mind, the most unusual thing about the station. I don't know of another lifeboat station built in a tower, let alone a listed one - most are single storey boat houses. If you want to go with the flying boat rescue then the hook ought to be ... that the Plymouth Lifeboat saved a flying boat during the Second World War? I've tightened the prose of the Service Awards section, but I'm happy for someone else to take a look at it. Geof Sheppard (talk) 18:21, 13 August 2019 (UTC)