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Forthcoming Events

Wednesday 7 Aug 2024

Carnival Open Day

The Boathouse, 10am - 8pm

To join in with Wells Carnival week, we'll be welcoming people to the boathouse on Wednesday 7th August, with our Shannon class all-weather lifeboat 13-46 'Duke of Edinburgh' on display (unless, of course, she's needed for an emergency) on the north apron in front of the boathouse if the weather is good. Crew, shore crew and other station volunteers will be on-hand to chat about the lifeboat, the lifeboat station and the work we do. Our shop and visitor centre will be open too. There is no need to book. Do come and say hello!

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.


August 2024

Wednesday 7

Carnival Open Day
10am - 8pm, The Boathouse

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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