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Service Board returned to Cardigan RNLI lifeboat station

Lifeboats News Release

A Service Board dating back to 1850 was recently returned to Cardigan RNLI lifeboat station.

The Service Board had been entrusted to the Committee of St Dogmaels Memorial Hall for safekeeping when the old Cardigan RNLI station fell into disrepair and has been kept safely by the Committee until a time when it could be returned to the Cardigan RNLI lifeboat station.
The Service Board has been on display at the Memorial Hall for a number of years and during that time was fully restored by St Dogmaels resident Paul Fennell.  Entries for the period 1850 – 1925 can now be clearly read.
The presentation group from St Dogmaels Memorial Hall Committee included Chairman Alan Herbert, Secretary Patricia McCarthy and committee members Penny Rees, Jo Hutchings and Phil Hutchings.

The presentation of the Service Board coincided with Cardigan RNLI lifeboat station’s five-year Coastal Review Meeting, which meant a number of senior representatives from the RNLI charity were also given the opportunity to thank the Memorial Hall Committee Members for their custodianship of the Service Board.

Notes to editors:
The attached picture is of the presentation of the Service Board to Cardigan RNLI on Monday (4 April). Credit: Julie John
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For further information please contact Tracy Newman, Cardigan RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07805 246975. 

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