Penarth's RNLI crews get 'a head' at Cardiff Eistedfodd

Lifeboats News Release

With the National Eistedfodd based in Cardiff Bay, Penarth's volunteer lifeboat crews carried a rather strange 'casualty' over the water yesterday 4th August 2018.

RNLI/Andy Berry

The Penarth crew carried a paper mache head of Brân the Blessed - "Bendigeidfran" on their Atlantic lifeboat. At over a cubic meter the head of Brân was quite a difficult object to move - and we were pleased that it didn't get too wet on the way over. In keeping with Welsh mythology Brân's head will eventually be transported to London.

Brân featured in the Carnifal y Môr which, part of the eistedffod, literally and fittingly, the 'carnival of the sea'.

We also transported a hand-made quilt which has been made by many people who have recently made their home in Wales.

Although not strictly an exercise we believe this gave our crews chance to handle a 'larger than life' casualty, but also gave us an opportunity to show our commitment to Wales, and the ever changing population of our capital city.

It was also a great opportunity to showcase our Atlantic Lifeboat to the vast numbers of people attending the opening events.

As with any public engagement event, our lifeboats remained fully operational throughout the event

For further information please contact Andy Berry, LPO Penarth lifeboat station (07951051128)

RNLI/Andy Berry

RNLI/Andy Berry

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