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New era for Cromer Lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Cromer RNLI is moving into a new chapter of its life, doing things differently, with two coxswains. The station has chosen two long serving crew members to fulfil the role.

Ady Barker of Cromer RNLI

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Ady Barker of Cromer RNLI

The two are Ady Barker and Ady Woods who have a vast amount of experience, with almost 50 years service between them with the RNLI working their way up through the ranks from crew to Coxswains.

Besides carrying out their duties as Coxswain for the all weather lifeboat ‘Lester’ they are both able to helm the inshore lifeboat as well as other valuable roles at Cromer RNLI.

Both are keen to continue promoting the role that RNLI Cromer has in the local community and to build on these foundations, whether helping the local fishermen or the wider public.

Ady Woods Of Cromer RNLI

RNLI/Paul Russell

Ady Woods Of Cromer RNLI

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