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 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.
As government restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic are eased from Wednesday 13 May, RNLI Wells lifeboat station has issued some advice for visitors returning to the North Norfolk coast or planning to get afloat in local harbours... Please read
Wells lifeboats and the lifeboat crew remain operational and ready to launch if needed during the Corona Virus outbreak. However, training and exercises and all public visits to the lifeboat station are cancelled. Our usual public and fund-raising events and activities are also on-hold at the moment and may not take place as planned.
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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