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.
The RNLI is building a new lifeboat station at Wells ready for a new Shannon-class lifeboat be delivered to the town later this year. See boathouse build pages for the latest progress on construction work.
The new boathouse will take around 18 months to complete and is expected to be finished in August 2022.
It will house our inshore lifeboat and the forthcoming Shannon-class lifeboat which is currently being built at the RNLI's All-Weather Lifeboat Centre in Poole. The new boat, no. 13-46, will be named 'Duke of Edinburgh' and is expected to arrive in Wells in the Autumn.
The new 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 are delighted to be able to welcome vistors to the station once more but we remain keen to protect our crews and ensure the lifeboats can be manned if needed while the virus is still in circulation. Casual visitors can pop in when the station is manned but please contact us in advance for groups or organised visits and please leave it for another day if you or someone you have recently been in close contact with has Covid symptoms or a positive test.
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