The larger picture above is from Rhyl History Club Community Archive and is wrongly dated 1890 (7 years before the boat went
on service). Circa 1900 would be a better guess. The man standing
on the boat is Joseph Hughes the coxswain who did the steering and was in charge of the crew from 1898 to 1921.
Joseph had six sons in the lifeboat service, too. They were fishermen deeply involved in maritime matters.