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Harry Pasco aged 99

  • Caister Lifeboats
  • 04 Oct 2013

Caister Lifeboat Veteran dies.

The Caister Lifeboat team regret to announce the death of retired crew member Harry Pascoe at the age of 99. Harry moved to Caister in 1956 to take up the post of Head Teacher at the brand new Caister Secondary Modern School. He soon became involved in the activities of the village and the county and not surprisingly joined the lifeboat crew.

Harry, as was his nature, was a very active ‘character’ in the village and was instrumental in the present volunteer lifeboat charity obtaining its first lifeboat after the RNLI had withdrawn their boat from Caister in 1969. 

From the Eastern Evening News, April 16th 1970. 


A FULLY-EQUIPPED inshore lifeboat was presented to Caister Volunteer Rescue Service today by the pupils of Caister Secondary Modern School, who also presented a cheque for £750 to theYarmouthand District branch of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.

Mr Pascoe, Head Teacher, making the presentation on behalf of the school suggested that the rescue boat should be named the ‘Never Turn Back’

He said the £750 would pay for the full training of three guide dogs. The money for the gifts ~ some £1200 ~ was raised by a sponsored walk in March.

The boat is complete with engine and waterproof suits for the crew, who attended the presentation. Praising the schoolchildren’s efforts Mr Pascoe said ‘I want to remind my generation, and those rather younger of what the youngest generation of teenagers has done for them. I think they have set us a wonderful example.

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