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Wells Lifeboat

Lifeboat Crew

Nicky King

Nicky King
Coxswain
Mechanic
 

Mark Frary

Mark Frary
Second Coxswain
Senior ILB Helmsman
 

Greg Hewitt

Greg Hewitt
Deputy Second Coxswain

Martin Emerson

Martin Emerson
Deputy Second Coxswain
ILB Helmsman
Mechanic

Fred Whitaker

Fred Whitaker
ALB Crew

Kevin Parr

Kevin Parr
ALB Crew
ILB Helmsman
 

Phil Eaglen

Phil Eaglen
ALB Crew
Emergency Mechanic
 

Max Phillips

Max Phillips
ALB Navigator
ILB Helmsman
 

Darren Eaglen

Darren Eaglen
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

Daniel Roberts

Daniel Roberts
ALB Crew
Mechanic
 

James Betteridge

James Betteridge
ALB Crew
ILB Helmsman
 

Ross Fulford

Ross Fulford
ALB Crew
ILB Helmsman
 

Martyn Flitcroft

Martyn Flitcroft
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

Jim Heasman

Jim Heasman
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

Nathan Hart

Nathan Hart
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

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Harmen Brauwer
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

Angel Eaglen

Angel Eaglen
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

Martin Few

Martin Few
ALB Crew

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Euan Edwards
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

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James Parr
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

Regan Smith

Regan Smith
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

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Edward Burton
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

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Simon Parkes
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

Launchers and shore crew

Nicky Beck

Nicky Beck
Head Launcher

Ray West

Ray West
Head Launcher
Softrak Driver
Softrak Maintainer

Kent Cooper

Kent Cooper
Assistant Tractor Driver

Eric Hart

Eric Hart
Launcher

Paul Upton

Paul Upton
Launcher

Station Officers and other personnel

Chris Hardy

Chris Hardy
Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM)

Peter Rainsford

Peter Rainsford
Chairman
Deputy Launching Authority (DLA)
 

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Dr Gordon McAnsh
Lifeboat Medical Adviser (LMA)

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Neil Woodruff
Station Chaplain

Lorraine Cracknell

Lorraine Cracknell
Lifeboat Treasurer

John Mitchell

John Mitchell
Lifeboat Press Officer

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Shaun Edwards
Lifeboat Training Co-ordinator
(rtrd ALB and ILB crew)
 

Campbell MacCallum

Campbell MacCallum
Station Honorary Photographer

Dr Charles Ebrill

Dr Charles Ebrill
Events Assistant
(rtrd LMA)
 

150th Anniversary
Celebrations

Wells Lifeboat is celebrating 150 years as an RNLI station this year with a week of events around the station and town...

13th July Open Day

Exhibition at Maltings
Open 11am-4pm, free entry

Historic Lifeboats on display
Outer Harbour, 11am-3.30pm

Presentation Ceremony
A private presentation by invite only at the boathouse, 12noon-1.30pm

Boathouse open
Come look round the lifeboat station and meet the crew, refreshments on sale, 2pm-4.15pm

Lifeboat Flotilla
Past, present and future lifeboats sail from the outer harbour to Wells quayside, passing the harbour office before returning to the boathouse. View from the beach bank or the main quay, free (donations welcome). 4.30pm-5.15pm. The current all-weather lifeboat and inshore lifeboat will be recovered and rehoused from around 5.30pm and can be viewed from the beach-end of the beach bank.

Volunteers' supper
Invited guests, 7pm.

Events

Exhibition at the Maltings
11th-16th July, 11-4
The RNLI in Wells past and present, photographs and exhibits, free entry

Launch and preview
Wednesday 10th July, 5.30pm
Evening preview of our exhibition

Saving Lives at Sea
Thursday 11th July, 7pm-9pm
Episodes of the BBC TV series and discussion with Wells RNLI crew members. Tickets £5 from the Maltings

Fish & Chip supper
with the Wild Rovers

Friday 12th July, 7.30pm
Fish, chips and shanties with the Wild Rovers at Wells Sailing Club. Tickets £12 from the Maltings.

Open day and flotilla
Saturday 13th July
Lifeboats on display 11am to 3.30pm, flotilla to quay 4.30pm-5.15pm, boathouse open to public 2pm-4.15pm, private presentation of 150th anniversary vellum by invitation at the boathouse from 12noon-1.30pm.

The Perfect Storm
Monday 15th July, 7pm
Film screening at the Maltings, tickets £5 from the Maltings

Lifeboat Dinner
Tuesday 16th July, 7pm
A celebatory dinner at the Crown Hotel on the Buttlands. Tickets £35 from the Crown Hotel.

Shannon Latest

Planning permission has been granted for a new lifeboat station at Wells to house our forthcoming Shannon-class all weather lifeboat but legal work relating to the new site has taken longer than expected and we are now hoping that building work will be able to start in September 2019. This will take around 18 months to complete so our new Shannon-class lifeboat should then come into service late in 2021.

Funding for the new lifeboat was raised in part with a station appeal for £250,000 in 2014-15 and also by the Civil Service charity The Lifeboat Fund with its 150th Anniversary Appeal. We are hugely grateful to everyone who has donated, fund-raised, helped and supported us both locally and across the UK and even further afield. Your contribution is appreciated and will help to save lives and keep our volunteeer crews safe in the years to come. Read more about the station appeal

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