The RNLI Wells Lifeboat Station website is maintained by station volunteers and supporters. Our thanks go to all who help or who have contributed material. This includes, in no particular order...
All of the images and text on this website are copyright and may not be copied, reposted or reproduced without prior written permission from the station or the appropriate copyright holder. If you would like to reproduce or re-use any of the images on this site, please ask as permission can often be obtained.
Some images are specifically credited with a camera icon and initials or name underneath. For example, CM is Campbell MacCallum, NL Nicholas Leach, MP Max Phillips, FW Fred Whitaker, RW Ray West and MF Martin Flitcroft. Even where no credit appears, the photographer is usually known to us and the image has been used with permission.
There are a number of historic and vintage images on the site, particularly in the history section, where the original photographer or copyright holder is unknown to us. Many of these are from original photographs and prints owned by the crew and their families in Wells or on display at the boathouse. If you are the copyright holder of such an image and wish it to be credited or removed, please let us know.
Sunday 24 September 2023
Our Shannon-class all-weather lifeboat 13-46 Duke of Edinburgh will be on display outside in front of the boathouse from 10am-4pm on Sunday 24 September (unless, of course, she is required to launch for an emergency). There will be public access to walk around the boat and look at the 'Launch A Memory' names on the bow. The shop and visitor centre will be open and volunteers on-hand to chat about the work we do.
We've moved in... Wells RNLI is now operating from the new building. See the boathouse build pages for the latest information and the story of how the new station was built.
The new Shannon lifeboat was funded 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 further afield.
We're keen to protect our crew to ensure the lifeboats can be manned when needed. Please don't visit the station or shop if you or someone you have recently been in close contact with has Covid symptoms or a postive test.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity, registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). This website is managed and maintained by local volunteers at Wells-next-the-Sea Lifeboat Station and is not the main RNLI site. All text and images copyright (C)2005-2021 RNLI Wells Lifeboat Station, or as indicated, and may not be downloaded, copied or reproduced elsewhere without prior permission of the station or the relevant copyright holder. #1#