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Seahouses RNLI's Lifeboat Fete - another successful event

Lifeboats News Release

Seahouses Annual Lifeboat Fete and Family Fun Day was once again held on Bank Holiday Monday (28 August 2017).

Seahouses Lifeboat Fete - Boathouse frontage

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Start of the day, crowds gathering

The day started with some menacing grey clouds, which soon gave way to blue skies and sunshine. The attractions included Slaters Amusements, second hand books manned by Coastwatch Volunteers, Souvenir Stall and Lifeboat Shop, Birds of Prey, Motorcycle Rides, Light Refreshments manned by our colleagues from Craster Lifeboat Station, and an assortment of other attractions and stalls.

Seahouses all-weather lifeboat RNLB Grace Darling, and inshore lifeboat Peter Downes, were on display, with the All-weather lifeboat launching later in the day. It was a good event and well supported.

The Seahouses Lifeboat Station Crew and Management would like to thank everyone who helped make the day successful, and hope they can enjoy the same support next year. Monies counted so far exceed £9,000, with more still to count.

Seahouses Lifeboat Fete - Boathouse frontage

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Start of the day, crowds gathering
Slater amusements support Seagouses RNLI

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses Lifeboat Fete
Getting busy now as the sun comes out

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses Lifeboat Fete
Stormy Stan on watch (well done Keith - a bit warm in there today !)

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Stormy Stan keeps a look out
Seahouses Lifeboat displays to the crowds, Stormy Stan on deck.

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Seahouses ALB RNLB Grace Darling at sea

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