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Forthcoming Events

Sunday 9 Jun 2019

Newfoundland Dog Rescue Display

The Quay, 11.30am*

An opportunity to see these popular and remarkable rescue dogs in action at the quayside in Wells next-the Sea on Sunday 9th June. The event is free to watch (just turn up and bag a good spot) but a bucket collection for the RNLI will be taken during the display. The inshore lifeboat will also come down to the quayside if available.

Our thanks, as always, to the dogs and their owners for coming down and putting on a show.

*Please note that the start time can vary a bit on the day depending on dogs and tide so it's best to arrive a bit early and find somewhere with a good view.

Wednesday 10 Jul 2019 - Tuesday 16 Jul 2019

Wells RNLI 150th Anniverary Exhibition

Wells Maltings, Staithe Street

Celebrating our 150th year as an RNLI lifeboat station, a free exhibition of paintings, photographs and memorabilia will be open daily at the Maltings art centre on Staithe Street. It will include work local to Wells and to the wider RNLI along with a section on volunteering for the RNLI today.

Thursday 11 Jul 2019

Saving lives at sea - videos and chat

Wells Maltings, Staithe Street, 7pm

As part of our 150th anniversary celebrations, we will be presenting video footage of real life RNLI rescues from the popular 'Saving lives at sea' television series. Some of our current crew members will be present to answer questions and discuss their work. Tickets priced £5 from the Maltings.


June 2019

Sunday 9

July 2019

Wednesday 10 - Tuesday 16

Wells RNLI 150th Anniverary Exhibition
Wells Maltings, Staithe Street

Thursday 11

Saving lives at sea - videos and chat
7pm, Wells Maltings, Staithe Street

Friday 12

Saturday 13

150th Anniverary Celebration and Open Day
11am - 5pm, Boathouse, Outer Harbour, Quay

Monday 15

The Perfect Storm
7pm, Wells Maltings, Staithe Street

Tuesday 16

Lifeboat Dinner at The Crown
The Crown Hotel, Buttlands

Wednesday 31

Lifeboat Open Evening
6.30pm, The Boathouse

August 2019

Wednesday 7

Lifeboat Open Evening
6.30pm, The Boathouse

Sunday 11

Wednesday 14

Lifeboat Open Evening
6.30pm, The Boathouse

Wednesday 21

Lifeboat Open Evening
6.30pm, The Boathouse

Wednesday 28

Liifeboat Open Evening
6.30pm, The Boathouse

November 2019

Saturday 16

Christmas Bazaar
10am - 1pm, Congregational Hall

December 2019

Sunday 15

Rarely available -
RNLI Wells
lapel badges!

Wells-next-the-Sea RNLI lapel pin bdage

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.

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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