Hi Walter... I have just found your posting and it seems we are related (not difficult I suppose when there are hundred of Aindows!!) Your grandad (Joseph) had a brother (Thomas) who is my great grandfather!!
I have been tracing the family tree with my sister and we recently went to Formby Library and found some information out about the Aindow Lifeboat. It looks like Henry - (Thomas and Joseph's father) was one of the Lifeboat crew in 1904. (Which we assume you probably know) There are some other Aindow's and we didn't know if they were related or not. We found another Henry Aindow born in 1813 who married Anne. - We first thought this was Thomas and Joseph's grandafther but you have confirmed it was a differnt one as your Henry married Alice.
If you can pass on any other information we would be most grateful