Generous donation of old model lifeboat to Rhyl RNLI lifeboat station.

Lifeboats News Release

Mrs. Anne McCreary of Aberporth in West Wales, purchased a model of an old Rhyl lifeboat for £5 over 50 years ago, as a gift for her husband. Sadly, her husband has passed away, and Mrs. McCreary was wondering what to do with the model.

By Mrs. Anne McCreary of Aberporth, West Wales

RNLI/Paul Frost MBE

Model loaned to Rhyl RNLI 28/9/18
Anne was chatting to Samuel Trevor, A RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor, who lives in Aberporth. She mentioned she had been to Rhyl lifeboat station some years before, and had noticed that her particular model would fill in the timeline gap of lifeboat models loaned to the station by other people. She discussed the loan with her son Wesley and grandson Jay, and they also agreed to the loan.
Samuel therefore contacted the station, and last week Paul Frost, station press officer, went to West Wales and accepted the loan of the model on behalf of the station. The model is now in the crew room with the other models.
This model has been loaned to the station in perpetuity, and Mrs. McCreary has stated the model is not to be taken from the station. It is shown as being named 'The Morgan' and the boat was stationed at Rhyl late last century. It is a model of a pulling and sailing lifeboat (i.e. no engine).
Paul says ' The station at Rhyl is extremely proud that Anne has loaned the model to us, and it finally completes the timeline of models in our crew room, from the 1850's to the present day.'
The pictures show the model in Mrs. McCreary's home; Paul Frost accepting the model; and finally the model in Rhyl crew room.
28/8/19 on permanent loan to Rhyl RNLI

RNLI/Paul Frost MBE

Mrs. Anne McCreary handing over model of pulling and sailing lifeboat
28/8/19 on permanent loan to Rhyl RNLI

RNLI/Paul Frost MBE

Lifeboat models loaned to station, including Mrs. Anne McCreary

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