Wells Lifeboat gets ready for the Annual Lifeboat Service

Lifeboats News Release

The fifty-eighth Lifeboat Service takes place at 6:45 pm on Sunday 26 July on Wells Quay.

The service regularly attracts over a thousand people and takes place on the Quay in Wells. As well as the crowd on the quayside, small boats anchor in the harbour and take part in the service afloat.

The service is to be led by the lifeboat chaplain, Rev Neil Woodruff, and the traditional seafarer hymns are to be accompanied by the Fakenham Town Band and the Churches Together Choir.

Some more dates for the diary, evenings with youngsters in mind begin on Wednesday, 1 August and continue every Wednesday until the end of the month at 6:30pm in the Boathouse on Beach Road, Wells. Admission is free. Then, the family Lifeboat Open Day is on Sunday the 19 August starting at 12 Noon. There’ll be demonstrations by the crew and a chance to see the lifeboats up close.

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