Port Talbot RNLI receives generous gift from Iron Horse Society

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 27 August Port Talbot RNLI’s launch vehicle was joined by a cavalcade of vintage vehicles.

Veteran tractor meets RNLI tractor

RNLI/Ceri Jeffreys

Veteran tractor meets RNLI tractor

Glamorgan Iron Horse Vintage Society paid a visit to the station to present the volunteer crew with a pressure washer. This vital piece of kit will enable the crew to keep the RNLI launch vehicle, as well as the lifeboats, clean and in good working order.

The members of the Iron Horse Society brought many of their own vintage tractors as part of the visit.

Ron Jones is a launch vehicle driver at Port Talbot RNLI. He and the rest of the shore crew help to maintain the vital equipment used to launch and recover RNLI lifeboats.

Ron said;

‘We would like to thank the Glamorgan Iron Horse Vintage Society. As a charity we are entirely funded by public donations, and the generosity of gifts like this help us to carry on our lifesaving work. It was great to welcome them to our station, show them our own vital vehicles and see so many vintage one as well!’


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Glamorgan Iron Horse Society at Port Talbot RNLI

RNLI/Ceri Jeffreys

Glamorgan Iron Horse Society at Port Talbot RNLI
Vintage tractors and enthusiasts

RNLI/Ceri Jeffreys

Vintage tractors and enthusiasts
Vintage tractor and RNLI tractor

RNLI/Ceri Jeffreys

Ron Jones and Welly's Welcome Glamorgan Iron Horse Society to Port Talbot RNLI

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