War Memorial and Quay
A national tribute will take place on November 11 to mark 100 years since the end of the World War I.
In Wells, wreaths will be laid at the war memorial at 4.30pm and a special service, to which all are invited, will be held in a marquee on the quayside at 5.30pm. As in other years, members of the lifeboat crew will join other services and groups within the town at the memorial and then march to the service on the quay (rather than to the church as usual).
The beacon in the harbour will be lit at 7pm as one of over 1000 beacons to be lit in salute. It is planned that both lifeboats will be launched at the boathouse early on the tide around 6.30pm to come up to the quay during the beacon lighting.
Be well prepared for Christmas with the guild's annual fair including cakes, preserves, RNLI souvenirs, tombola, teas and coffee and, of course, RNLI christmas cards. Please note that this event is at the Congregational Church Hall on Clubbs Lane while the Maltings on Staithe Street is being refurbished and extended.
Please note this is a provisional date. Please check back later for confirmation.
The Boathouse, 6.30pm
Join us at the Boathouse on Sunday 16 December for a Christmas Carol Service, with Fakenham Town Band and Wells Churches Together.
Planning permission has now been granted for a new lifeboat station at Wells to house our forthcoming Shannon-class all weather lifeboat. It is expected that building work will start in the Autumn of 2018 and take around 18 months to complete. The new Shannon class lifeboat should then come into service in the Spring or Summer of 2020.
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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