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RNLI volunteer's commitment commemorated

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Llandudno's volunteer RNLI lifeboat team assembled in their new sea-front boathouse this week to honour the memory of one of their former colleagues who, perhaps more than anyone, had helped to ensure that a new lifeboat station would be built in the resort.

The plaque is unveiled by Ray's widow Mrs Jenny Evans accompanied by their daughter Joanne and watched by Llandudno Lifeboat Operations Manager Capt Marcus Elliot.

RNLI/Llandudno

RNLI volunteer's commitment commemorated

For well over twenty years John Raymond Evans (Ray) campaigned ceaselessly to make the case for the construction of a new RNLI boathouse in Llandudno. Sadly, Ray passed away in 2015, before work had begun on building the longed-for new station at Craig-y-Don.

His lifeboat friends and colleagues, determined that his self-sacrifice and tenacity will not be forgotten, later commissioned a suitably-worded commemorative plaque which is now installed in a prominent position inside the new lifeboat station.

At a ceremony this week in the boathouse the plaque was unveiled by Ray's widow Jenny, accompanied by their daughter Joanne and watched by family members, lifeboat crew members and station management personnel.

Attached pictures (please credit to RNLI)

1. The plaque is unveiled by Ray's widow Mrs Jenny Evans accompanied by their daughter Joanne and watched by Llandudno Lifeboat Operations Manager Capt Marcus Elliot.

2. Close-up of the plaque.


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Further information contact Alan Sharp, RNLI Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 01492 543315.

2. A plaque to remember former RNLI volunteer John Raymond Evans (Ray) who campaigned tirelessly for a new RNLI boathouse at Llandudno.

RNLI/Llandudno

RNLI volunteer's commitment commemorated

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