190 years of innovation

Manchester 1891

Manchester 1891. The first Lifeboat Saturday in Manchester., organised by Charles and Marion Macara. There is a lifeboat on a trailer with the crew on board. They are wearing cork life jackets. (c) RNLI

For 190 years, the RNLI has strived to do things better. And we will continue to do so.

We know that there is always a way to save more lives, to make things safer for our volunteer lifesavers, and to raise public awareness of our work.

To celebrate our 190th birthday on 4 March 2014, RNLI Online Editor Mairéad Dwane shares eight notable RNLI innovations in the gallery.

In 10 years’ time, we’ll be 200 years old. What innovations will we be able to add to the list in 2024?

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