Boathouse, Outer Harbour, Quay, 11am - 17:00
2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the RNLI in Wells, the institution taking over the running of a lifeboat in the town in 1869 building a boathouse on the quay and supplying a new self-righting 32ft pulling and sailing lifeboat.
We're celebrating this milestone with a series of events. A vellum will be presented at the station on Saturday 13th July to invited guests at the boathouse. In the afternoon, the event will be opened up to the public and we hope to have both our current lifeboats as well as other historic and modern lifeboats on display in the outer harbour and in a flotilla up to the quay.
Further details to be posted when confirmed.
The Boathouse, 6.30pm
The first of our popular Summer open evenings where you're warmly invited to come along to the boathouse to meet the crew and see the boats. Souvenirs will be on sale.
The Boathouse, 6.30pm
Come along to the boathouse to meet the crew and see the boats on our popular summer holiday open evenings.
We're delighted to announce that we've managed to obtain some brand new RNLI Wells flag lapel badges. These are genuine metal RNLI Lifeboats flag pin-badges with the legend Wells-next-the-Sea.
The badges are available at the boathouse (when open) for a minimum donation of £3. Alternatively, please send a self-addressed envelope ready-stamped with 79p postage and a cheque for £3 payable to "Wells RNLI" to Pin Badges, RNLI Wells Lifeboat Station, Beach Road, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1DR and we'll pop one in the post to you.
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 April 2019. This will take around 18 months to complete so our new Shannon-class lifeboat should then come into service late in 2020 or early 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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