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Historic lifeboat Lucy Lavers relaunched at Wells

Wed 6 May 2015

Launching newly restored ex-Aldeburgh No 2 lifeboat and Dunkirk Little Ship Lucy Lavers

Launching newly restored ex-Aldeburgh No 2 lifeboat and Dunkirk Little Ship Lucy LaversFW

Single screw Liverpool class Lucy Lavers back on the water after 20 years

Single screw Liverpool class Lucy Lavers back on the water after 20 yearsFW

Sea trials at Wells with newly relaunched historic lifeboat Lucy Lavers

Sea trials at Wells with newly relaunched historic lifeboat Lucy LaversFW

Lucy Lavers passes Wells boathouse on 4 May 15 where she served as relief boat

Lucy Lavers passes Wells boathouse on 4 May 15 where she served as relief boatMP

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Ex-Aldeburgh No. 2 boat and Dunkirk Little Ship, Liverpool class lifeboat Lucy Lavers was relaunched in Wells on 4 May following a long and dedicated restoration by the Stiffkey-based charity Rescue Wooden Boats. The lifeboat was stationed at Wells as a relief lifeboat in 1962 and again in 1963-1964 and so was back in the water at Wells for the first time in 51 years. 

The boat is due to leave Wells early on 7 May with Wells Coxswain Allen Frary and other current volunteer crew members on board for a passage to Lowestoft as the first leg of a voyage to take part in the 75th Anniversary Return to Dunkirk on 21-25 May, joining other vessels which took part in the evacuation.

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