Beaumaris Lifeboat Open Day for 2017 will be on 3 June 2017

Lifeboats News Release

It will be 50, years since the arrival of the original Blue Peter II D class inshore lifeboat at Beaumaris in May 1967. The Open day this year is being held to commemorate that event and the service given by the five inshore lifeboats that have been on station since that time.

Atlantic 85 Lifeboat AQnnette Mary Liddington

RNLI/Dave Burke

Beaumaris Inshore Lifeboat on the Menai Strait

The Beaumaris Lifeboat crew guild and shop volunteers will be joined on the day by our colleagues from the Divisional base, Face to Face and Respect the Water campaign teams.

In addition non RNLI stalls and events will be located on the Pier and the Green near the lifeboat.

Subject to not being required on service the lifeboat will launch to provide rescue demonstrations including working with other craft.

It is hoped that Lindsey Russel and colleagues from the BBC Blue Peter television programme will also be present on the day.

Subject to suitable weather conditions the event will open at 11.00 am and finish at 4.00 pm

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