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Times have changed for Life Jacket wearing

A recent visit to the Titanic exhibition at Liverpool Dockland’s Maritime Museum highlighted just how far life jacket design has progressed over the last century.

The bulky, cumbersome and yes, rather ugly, flotation devices that the passengers and crew of the doomed Titanic wore in 1912 have evolved into the functional, colourful and stylish life jackets of 2012.

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Who said lifejackets are hard to wear?

Just take a look at the legend that surrounds Henry Freeman seen here in the photo. A lifejacket similar to the one he wore which saved his life was proudly exhibited at the offices of the Whitby Gazette. He was to become a famous Lifeboatman. But just then he was merely a young man whoContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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