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Model boats and ships fill Whitstable Lifeboat Station

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The Whitstable Lifeboat found itself ousted from its own boathouse to make way for much smaller craft when the Heron Model Boat Club held their annual show at the station on Sunday.

Ray Taylor with his 4-metre long model of a bulk carrier on display at the Heron Model Boat Club's show held at Whitstable lifeboat station on Sunday.

Dave Parry/RNLI Whitstable.

Ray Taylor with his 4-metre long model of a bulk carrier on display at the Heron Model Boat Club's show held at Whitstable lifeboat station on Sunday.
The Herne Bay based club have held the show in the boathouse for well over 20-years and on Sunday and displayed 32 model boats, 2 dioramas and 3 radio-controlled trucks.

As with previous years visitors were asked to vote for what they thought was their favourite model with the nomination going to John Boyd for his model of a tug.

Glen Richardson Chairman of the Heron Model Boat Club said “The Heron Model Boat Club currently has 97 members and caters for those who have an interest in all aspects of model boat building, working or static. The club sails two days a week, Wednesday and Sunday, on the freshwater Lake in the Memorial Park at Herne Bay where we hold various club sailing events during the season".

"The club also attend exhibitions and visit other clubs throughout the summer with our own regatta on the Sunday of August Bank Holiday and hold monthly evening meetings from 7.30pm at Hampton Pier Yacht Club from February to November. The club welcomes experienced modellers and beginners alike, all are welcome".



Ray Stockley with his model of Ramsgate's Trent Class lifeboat on display at the Heron Model Boat Club's show held at Whitstable lifeboat station on Sunday.

Picture: Dave Parry/RNLI Whitstable.

Ray Stockley with his model of Ramsgate's Trent Class lifeboat on display at the Heron Model Boat Club's show held at Whitstable lifeboat station on Sunday.

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