Jonathan takes to the high seas

Fun and games at Seahouses Lifeboat Fete.

Fun and games at Seahouses Lifeboat Fete.

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BBC Radio Newcastle presenter Jonathan Miles was the special guest at this year’s Seahouses Lifeboat Fête.

He officially opened the event on Bank Holiday Monday and after meeting members of the crew and station staff, he was persuaded to take a short trip aboard the all-weather lifeboat, despite the choppy sea conditions.

The Seahouses lifeboat out in a choppy sea.

The Seahouses lifeboat out in a choppy sea.

Initially far from keen, he finally agreed and enjoyed the experience without any ill effects.

Refreshments were available in the boathouse, there was a grand raffle, tombola, games and stalls with a live Band performing throughout the day.

At 1pm, the Seahouses lifeboats – the RNLB Grace Darling and inshore lifeboat Peter Downes – were launched to be put through their paces before the crowd.

Unfortunately this year, the Sea King from RAF Boulmer was unavailable – the last year before the search and rescue service is privatised.

BBC Radio Newcastle's Jonathon Miles opening the fete.

BBC Radio Newcastle's Jonathon Miles opening the fete.

The day was very successful, raising money for the RNLI although the final figure is not yet available. Seahouses RNLI thanked all the volunteers, supporters and public who helped make it a memorable day.

Crewman Paul Lugget gets a soaking.

Crewman Paul Lugget gets a soaking.

 

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