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Rocket House Coaster

Rocket House Coaster

Rocket House, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland

 

Rocket Houses were a vital, but largely unknown, part of our maritime heritage. They once housed rockets and breeches buoys which were used to rescue shipwrecked mariners from vessels that had run aground close to shore. Rockets were second only to lifeboats in saving lives from shipwrecks.

 

Rockets and breeches buoys were used for over 100 years. The last time the rocket apparatus was used on the North East coast was in 1963 to rescue the crew of the Adelfotis which had run aground in the mouth of the River Tyne.

 

Newbiggin's Rocket House closed in 1970 but has been restored and open to the public since 2017 to celebrate another part of the village's maritime heritage, share the history of the Rocket House, and tell the stories of Newbiggin's Volunteer Life Brigade and the lives they have saved.

 

Please Note: The artwork engraved onto this product is an original illustration, hand drawn and designed by Coastin' Along Ltd. who own all copyrights to the design.

 

Disclaimer: Our products are made from natural materials therefore may vary slightly in appearance to the images shown.

 

Special Offer: A discount of at least 10%  will be applied when you select a set of 4 or 6 from the quantity option menu. The same discount will be applied to sets of 4 and 6 of mixed & matched designs too, you can find this option back in the coaster section and gifts/bundles section of the shop.

  • Wood Coasters

    • Approx 10cm x 10cm / 10cm diameter
    • 3mm Plywood
    • Varnished by hand with a non-toxic water-based varnish
    • 4 x anti-slip rubber feet attached to base by hand
    • Not dishwasher friendly
    • Not suitable for soaking in water
    • Can be cleaned with an anti-bacterial wipe or sprayed with an anti-bacterial agent then wiped down with a damp cloth or paper towel, dry thoroughly after cleaning.
    • This product is made from a natural material and therefore may vary slightly in appearance from images shown as well as there being slight variations between products made from the same material.
    • Wood contains natural markings and patterns, these markings make each an every coaster beautifully unique.
  • Slate Coasters

    • Approx 10cm x 10cm
    • Slate is a natural product and therefore may not be a perfect symmetrical shape. It also means that products may vary slightly in appearance from images shown as well as there being slight variations between products made from the same material.
    • Comes with 4 x anti-slip foam feet on base
    • Not suitable for dishwashing machines or soaking in water.
    • This product can be cleaned with an anti-bacterial wet wipe and left to dry naturally.
  • Cork Coasters

    • Approx 9cm x 9cm
    • Approx 0.5cm thick
    • Cork is a natural product and therefore may be slight variations between each product.
    • Not suitable for dishwashing machines or soaking in water.
    • This product may be cleaned gently with an anti-bacterial wet wipe. However, this may diminish the quality of the engraving over time, therefore we recommend using the reverse side of the coaster to rest your cup on.
PriceFrom £4.50
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