Christmas fun and festivities... lights switch on on Staithe Street around 5pm, parade to the quay approx 5.45pm and arrival of Santa Claus by sea from the North Pole and fireworks around 6.30pm. The inshore lifeboat will accompany Santa's boat up the quay (subject to any operational requirements). Other events include Christmas Tree festival in the Gordon Barrett Memorial Hall in Clubbs Lane from noon on Friday 29th December and various activities and stalls all day Saturday.
See Christmas Tide website
The Boathouse, 6.30pm
Join us at the Boathouse on Sunday 15 December for a Christmas Carol Service, with Fakenham Town Band and Wells Churches Together.
Join us at the boathouse for our annual Christmas carol service this Sunday 15 December, starting at 6.30pm, with Fakenham Town Band and Wells Churches Together. This event is open to all... crew, supporters and families as well as residents and visitors to the town. Refreshments will be available afterwards. If you've not been before, please be sure to dress warmly and allow time to get across the beach to the boathouse from the car park. Car parking at the Beach Road is free for the event courtesy of the Holkham Estate and crew members will be on-hand to help people across the beach if needed.
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 Spring 2020. 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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