IN PICTURES: Weston RNLI raise thousands at open day

Weston RNLI open day displays by Weston and Barry Lifeboat crews. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston RNLI open day displays by Weston and Barry Lifeboat crews. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people visited Weston RNLI’s new base for its open day.

Weston RNLI open day displays by Weston and Barry Lifeboat crews. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston RNLI open day displays by Weston and Barry Lifeboat crews. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Tea and cakes were served at the former Cove Restaurant site, by Marine Lake, which is hoped to become the crew's new permanent station after more than five years in two shipping containers by Knightstone Island.

The event raised more than £4,000 for the life-saving charity.

Weston RNLI open day displays by Weston and Barry Lifeboat crews. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston RNLI open day displays by Weston and Barry Lifeboat crews. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

The sun shone on Sunday which saw the Weston crews take to the bay in the D-class lifeboat and the Atlantic for some team displays.

A lifeboat from Burnham and Barry Dock, in Wales, also made the trip over but the Milford Haven Helicopter which was due to attend was called away.

Weston RNLI open day displays by Weston and Barry Lifeboat crews. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston RNLI open day displays by Weston and Barry Lifeboat crews. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant


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People tucked into a barbecue, threw sponges at police cadets and watched some of the Weston crew's rescues over the past year on a big screen.

Funds raised from the event went towards the lifeboat station appeal.

Weston RNLI open day displays by Weston and Barry Lifeboat crews. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston RNLI open day displays by Weston and Barry Lifeboat crews. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Weston RNLI open day displays by Weston and Barry Lifeboat crews. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston RNLI open day displays by Weston and Barry Lifeboat crews. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Weston RNLI open day displays by Weston and Barry Lifeboat crews. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston RNLI open day displays by Weston and Barry Lifeboat crews. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Keeping safe at the seaside display at Weston RNLI Open Day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Keeping safe at the seaside display at Weston RNLI Open Day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Weston RNLI open day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston RNLI open day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

The Barnacle Buoys at Weston RNLI open day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The Barnacle Buoys at Weston RNLI open day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Weston Police Cadets helping out and having some fun at Weston RNLI open day. Picture: MARK ATHER

Weston Police Cadets helping out and having some fun at Weston RNLI open day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Weston RNLI open day at the new lifeboat station and Anchor Head. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston RNLI open day at the new lifeboat station and Anchor Head. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Weston RNLI open day at the new lifeboat station and Anchor Head. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston RNLI open day at the new lifeboat station and Anchor Head. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Weston RNLI open day displays by Weston and Barry Lifeboat crews. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston RNLI open day displays by Weston and Barry Lifeboat crews. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Weston RNLI open day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston RNLI open day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

The Mayor and Mayoress at Weston RNLI open day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The Mayor and Mayoress at Weston RNLI open day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Weston RNLI open day displays by Weston and Barry Lifeboat crews. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston RNLI open day displays by Weston and Barry Lifeboat crews. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Weston RNLI open day displays by Weston and Barry Lifeboat crews. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston RNLI open day displays by Weston and Barry Lifeboat crews. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Weston RNLI open day at the new lifeboat station and Anchor Head. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston RNLI open day at the new lifeboat station and Anchor Head. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

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