The Good Shepherd comes back home to Anglesey

Lifeboats News Release

In 1876, the Shepherds Friendly Society supported the RNLI with the purchase of a lifeboat: The Good Shepherd. As a thank you, the RNLI gave the Society a replica model of the boat.

RNLI/Phil Williams

Coxswain,Robin Baker with Kim Harris

The model stayed with the Society until it was auctioned off and purchased by Kim Harris, Managing Director of the Society. The model has lived with Kim and his family for several years, but Kim decided it was time to return the boat to near its birth place on Anglesey.

Not only did Kim kindly donate the replica model, but he also donated a £400 cheque to RNLI Moelfre Lifeboat Station on behalf of the Society.

Anybody who wishes to view the model, or who would like to learn more about the history of the RNLI lifeboats and their volunteer crew can do so by visiting the RNLI Seawatch Centre at Moelfre.

How to find us:

Moelfre Lifeboat Souvenir Shop


01248 410300

Opening hours

Mid February–Easter






Seawatch Centre
LL72 8HY

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