Seahouses lifeboat station hold an Open Day at Beadnell Harbour

Lifeboats News Release

On Easter Saturday 16 April, Seahouses lifeboat station held an Open Day on Beadnell Harbour.

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RNLI mascot Stormy Stan saying 'hello'
The inshore lifeboat RNLB Grace Darling was on display on its road trailer with the station Landrover, while the all-weather Shannon Class lifeboat RNLB John and Elizabeth Allan had moored at the harbour. The public could go aboard and view the lifeboat at close quarters for the first time since lockdown.

RNLI Souvenirs were on sale, and well supported, and the station Water Safety Team were also present with safety advice and displays, and Howick Coastguard Team also called by.

The event was very popular, attracting a considerable number of visitors, and generated a lot of positive feedback.

RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Ian Clayton added: 'It was a really good day for us and great to be able to engage with the public once more. I think the public really enjoyed our visit, and a look around the Shannon was probably the highlight of the day for many of them.

'We were also looking to recruit some new crew, who need not be in the area all of the year round. Anyone interested should call the station for further information on 01665 720370 or call Stephen on 07799 091300, without any obligation.'

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For more information please contact Ian Clayton, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer: [email protected]



Seahouses ALB RNLB John and Elizabeth Allan at Beadnell

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Seahouses ALB RNLB John and Elizabeth Allan at Beadnell
Seahouses ILB and Landrover on Beadnell Harbour

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Seahouses ILB and Landrover on Beadnell Harbour
Seahouses ALB RNLB John and Elizabeth Allan at Beadnell

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses ALB RNLB John and Elizabeth Allan at Beadnell

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