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Forthcoming Events

Thursday 6 Jun 2024

80th Anniversary of D-Day

The Quay, 20:00

Amid many events nationwide, Wells will be marking the 80th anniversary of the 1944 X D-Day Normandy Landings on 6th June. The largest seaborne invasion in history took place when the allied forces opened up a new front leading to the liberation of France and ultimately allied victory in World War II.

The commemoration in Wells will be on the quay courtesy of Wells Harbour from 20:30. People are encouraged to bring chairs and picnics. Volunteers from Wells lifeboat will be joining other organisations on the quayside and the inshore lifeboat will be in attendance on the water if available. There is an opening ceremony at 20:30 and the beacon will be lit around 21:15, weather permitting.

Sunday 18 Aug 2024

63rd Annual Lifeboat Service

The Quay, 6pm

Join crew, launchers and station volunteers along with local residents and supporters on Wells Quay for a short Sunday service and celebration of the lifeboat. Both lifeboats launch and run up to the quayside for a service with hymns and readings. The lifeboats are joined by a flotilla of local small boats which anchor in the channel to take part and Fakenham Town Band provides the music. Please arrive at the quayside in good time if you'd like to attend. The service will last approximately 45 minutes. There is no charge to attend but a collection for the RNLI will be taken. Small boats are welcome to take part as a waterborne congregation, ideally anchored to the east of the pontoons leaving space for the all-weather lifeboat to manoeuvre. The inshore lifeboat will distribute service sheets and take a collection from vessels at the end of the service.

Calendar

June 2024

Thursday 6

August 2024

Sunday 18

Wells RNLI 200th Anniversary events

Celebrating 200 years

The RNLI is 200 years old this year and the anniversary is being marked nationally and by lifeboat crews and stations around the UK. In Wells, we held a series of events and an exhibition in Wells Maltings in March and we'll be flying the RNLI 200 flag throughout the year.
Wells RNLI 200th Lifeboat Horse scuplture
Lifeboat Horse marking 200 years in the quay

Shannon lifeboat
and boathouse build

New boathouse build

Wells RNLI is now operating from the new building. See the boathouse build pages for the story of how the new station was built.

Our 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.

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