A Roaring Success For Port Talbot's First Lifeboat Festival.

Lifeboats News Release

The first festival of many to come was held recently on the green adjacent to the lifeboat station.

Lining up to drop the crewman back into the lifeboat

RNLI/Mel Cooper

Rescue 187 Coming Towards The Lifeboat
For many years a beach festival was held further along the promenade by a locally based charity NSA, but they decided they could not carry on with it anymore. So the lifeboat station took it upon themselves to arrange a lifeboat festival to coincide with the station's open day.
Due to a great deal of hard work by a committee of lifeboat personnel the festival took a lot of planning and was given the go ahead. The very large green next to the station had marquees and a funfair put in place. There were many stallholders who took up places in the marquees, with demonstrations from all the emergency services on the green. The local radio station were also present and broadcast during the day together with various artist appearing on stage. With plenty of stalls selling food, ice creams and drinks there was something for everyone.
A display was also put on just offshore between the lifeboat and the coastguard rescue helicopter, which saw crowds lining the promenade to watch a crewman being lifted between the lifeboat and the helicopter. Porthcawls Atlantic lifeboat also came along to support the festival.
The event turned out to be a huge success, with beautiful weather and a very large crowd attending throughout the day. Despite everyone being shattered after a long day, this festival will become a annual event for the Port Talbot lifeboat station.
Just been shown around the lifeboat station, now off to see the rest of the festival.

RNLI/Mel Cooper

A Family On Their Festival Visit

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