In pictures: Weston RNLI hosts ‘successful’ open day

PUBLISHED: 18:00 20 August 2018

Crew members Terry Lewis and Kev Phelps showing people around Weston's D-Class boat.      Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Crew members Terry Lewis and Kev Phelps showing people around Weston's D-Class boat. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Weston RNLI’s open day raised around £2,000 for the charity.

Coastguard helecopter demostration with Weston lifeboat.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONCoastguard helecopter demostration with Weston lifeboat. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The charity held the event on Sunday, where people could speak to the crew, get sea safety information and learn more about its plans for a new lifeboat station.

A large crowd of people watched the lifeboat demonstrations, held alongside the coastguard and its helicopter.

Weston RNLI spokesman Glyn Hayes said: “There was a lot of wind so it was a bit rough, but that added to the spectacle.

Coastguard helecopter demostration with Weston lifeboat.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONCoastguard helecopter demostration with Weston lifeboat. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

“The open day went extremely well, and we had a huge crowd, which was excellent.

“It was one of our most successful open days.”

People also visited the Cove restaurant, by Marine Lake, which is where the RNLI wants to build its new lifeboat station.

Coastguard helecopter demostration.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONCoastguard helecopter demostration. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

They were able to view some of the plans and see how lifeboats would launch.

Coastguard helecopter demostration.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONCoastguard helecopter demostration. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Coastguard helecopter demostration with Weston lifeboat.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONCoastguard helecopter demostration with Weston lifeboat. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Coastguard helecopter demostration.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONCoastguard helecopter demostration. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Coastguard helecopter demostration.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONCoastguard helecopter demostration. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston RNLI open day at Anchor Head.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston RNLI open day at Anchor Head. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston RNLI's Atlantic Class lifeboat showing it's paces.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston RNLI's Atlantic Class lifeboat showing it's paces. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston RNLI's Atlantic Class lifeboat showing it's paces.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston RNLI's Atlantic Class lifeboat showing it's paces. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston RNLI open day at the and Anchor Head.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston RNLI open day at the and Anchor Head. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Mini crew member Lewis with Terry Wells.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONMini crew member Lewis with Terry Wells. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Crew member Kev Phelps showing C.J. around Weston's D-Class boat.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONCrew member Kev Phelps showing C.J. around Weston's D-Class boat. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Crew member Kev Phelps showing C.J. around Weston's D-Class boat.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONCrew member Kev Phelps showing C.J. around Weston's D-Class boat. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston RNLI's Atlantic Class lifeboat showing it's paces.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston RNLI's Atlantic Class lifeboat showing it's paces. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston RNLI open day at Anchor Head.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston RNLI open day at Anchor Head. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston RNLI open day at Anchor Head.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston RNLI open day at Anchor Head. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston RNLI's Atlantic Class lifeboat showing it's paces.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston RNLI's Atlantic Class lifeboat showing it's paces. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Coastguard rescue demostration.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Coastguard rescue demostration. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Coastguard rescue demostration in heavy surf.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Coastguard rescue demostration in heavy surf. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Coastguard rescue demostration in heavy surf.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Coastguard rescue demostration in heavy surf. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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