Harbour Day success

Wet weather failed to dampen the spirits at Amble RNLI's Harbour Day on Sunday, as crowds turned out for the annual fund-raiser.

Thursday, 1st September 2016, 9:00 am
Updated Thursday, 1st September 2016, 10:06 am
Members of Amble RNLI. Picture by Andrew Mounsey

The event featured a range of entertainment, including music from the Northumbria Army Cadet Force Cassino Band and a variety of stalls.

The volunteers from the town’s RNLI did two exercises, while retired vicar Rev John Maddock-Lyon led a service dedicated to the RNLI.

Rev John Maddock-Lyon. Picture by Andrew Mounsey

It was the last Harbour Day for the current all-weather Mersey-class lifeboat, The Four Boys, which is being replaced later this year by the new Shannon-class vessel.

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The Shannon is due to be arriving at the town’s RNLI station at 1pm on Wednesday, October 12, weather permitting. She will be operational a short time after, following crew training, and will be named Elizabeth and Leonard.

Sunday’s Harbour Day raised more than £7,000 for the town’s RNLI.

Katrina Cassidy, chairman of Amble Lifeboat Fund-raisers, said: “We had a bit of a delayed start due to the weather, but it didn’t dampen people’s spirits and they still turned out for the event. The afternoon kicked in and it went really well.

Amble RNLI. Picture by Bartle Rippon

“To raise more than £7,000 for the cause is very good, considering the weather.”

The Northumbria Army Cadet Cassino Band. Picture by Andrew Mounsey
Plenty of children turned out for the event. Picture by Bartle Rippon.
The harbour was busy for the event. Picture by Andrew Mounsey
The exercise involving Amble RNLI. Picture by Andrew Mounsey
The demonstration involving Amble RNLI. Picture by Andrew Mounsey
Rev John Maddock-Lyon. Picture by Andrew Mounsey
Amble RNLI. Picture by Bartle Rippon
The Northumbria Army Cadet Cassino Band. Picture by Andrew Mounsey
Plenty of children turned out for the event. Picture by Bartle Rippon.
The harbour was busy for the event. Picture by Andrew Mounsey
The exercise involving Amble RNLI. Picture by Andrew Mounsey
The demonstration involving Amble RNLI. Picture by Andrew Mounsey