Rocket Practice – Prince and Princess of Wales1884



Members of the Cullercoats Life Brigade present.


1. William Dodds

2. Robert Cam

3. Andrew Taylor

4. John Taylor

5. Thomas Stocks

6. James Storey

7. James Stocks

8. William Lisle

9. J. Scott

10. Joseph Robinson

11. Richard Harrison

12. Jacob Brunton

13. William Storey

14. William Taylor

15. John Smith

16. Robert Oliver

17. John Chisholm

18. William Lisle (No. 2)

19. Thomas Dick

20. Bartholomew Taylor

21. Andrew Scott

22. Robert Robson

23. William Scott

24. William Taylor (No. 2)

25. Edward Wilson

26. John Lisle

27. George Lisle

28. John Donkin

29. R. Pearson

30. William Bryson

31. Joseph Brunton

32. John Redford

33. William Taylor (No. 3)

34. Abraham Storey

35. James Jefferson

36. Thomas Bolam

37. Ralph Brunton

38. John Taylor

39. Matthew Arthur

40. John French

41. John Jefferson

42. William Storey (No. 2)

43. Robert Storey

44. Andrew Taylor (No. 2)

45. Robert Smith

46. Robert Jefferson

47. John Oliver

48. Bartholomew Taylor (No.2)

49. Joseph Brunton (No. 2)

50. Joseph Harrison

51. George Armstrong

52. R. Brunton

53. John Wilson

54. Robert Taylor

55. William Taylor (No. 4)

56. Colin Lisle

57. George Armstrong

58. Alexander Donkin

59. James Donkin

60. Ralph Clarke

61. William Storey (No. 3)

62. Robert Taylor (No. 2)

63. James Short

64. James Scott

65. Thomas Wilson

66. Francis Storey

67. Henry Sabourne

68. A. Shuttleworth

69. James Robson

70. Robert Lisle

71. William Brunton

72. John Brunton

73. Richard Taylor

74. John Taylor

75. Jacob Chisholm

76. Thomas Storey

77. Andrew Oliver

78. Thomas Storey (No. 2)

79. George Smith

80. William Harrison

81. Robert Wakenshaw

82. Joseph Harrison

83. Thoams Bolam (No. 2)

84. Robert Taylor (No. 3)

85. Jacob Brunton (No. 2)

86. John Scott

87 George Lisle (No. 2)

88. Robert Storey (No. 2)

89. A. Storey

90. John Bolam

91. Robert Donkin

92. Samuel Storey

93. Colin Lisle (No. 2)

94. John Taylor (No. 2)

95. John Armstrong

96. Thomas Storey (No. 3)

97. Henry Bryson

98. Robert Lisle (No. 2)




A painting by John Davison Liddell (18591942) of the visit by the Prince and Princess of Wales on the 21st August 1884 can be viewed here

The Shields Daily News of August 22nd 1884 [1] carries a substantial account of the visit, but there is no mention of a rocket practice, which must have been carried out by the TVLB while the Royal visitors were passing through the Borough after disembarking at Tynemouth North Pier (after sailing down the Tyne from the newly opened Albert Edward Docks, North Shields) and travelling in their carriages in procession[2] to Tynemouth Railway Station . The list indicates that the CVLB were allotted a position next to the 'rocket practice' along that route.

[1] [2]North Shields Library, Local Studies records, The Shields Daily News