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RNLI 200th Anniversary

RNLI Wells marked 200 years of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution 1824-2024 with a series of events of the weekend of 1st-3rd March and a free exhibition at Wells Maltings from 1st-7th March 2024. The station was open for viewing the lifeboats on 2nd, and on 3rd both lifeboats launched and ran up to the quay so the crew could pay their respects at the lifeboat memorial to the crew lost in the Eliza Adams tragedy in 1880.

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Messages from the public on commemorative wellies on the timbers around the boathouse
Commemorative wellies, available from the station shop to write your own message on, will be displayed for 200 days outside the boathouse
Lifeboat horse with both the all-weather lifeboat and inshore lifeboat on Sunday morning
Coxswains Martin Emerson. Nicky King and Mark Frary at the memorial
Today's crew paying their respect to past crews and those lost in the 1880 Eliza Adams tragedy
Crew and public pay their respects to the crew of the Wells lifeboat Eliza Adams tragically lost on service in 1880
Both lifeboats moored up on the pontoons by the lifeboat horse
All weather lifeboat with an unusually large crew heading up to the quay on Sunday morning
Lifeboat outside for public viewing on Saturday between downpours
Lifeboat Horse returns, marking 200 years of the RNLI
RNLI 200 exhibition at the Maltings
Stormy Stan with some of the children's artwork and good advice
Jill Bennett, formerly of Radio Norfolk, Chris Hardy (Lifeboat Operations Manager) and Stormy Stan open the exhibition
Wells crew and volunteers with Jill Bennett and Stormy Stan with the children's art at the exhibition

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