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The legacy of the Aldeburgh acorns: How one lifeboatman’s superstition lives on

Read the article published in the R.N.L.I. Magazine

http://magazine.rnli.org/Article/The-legacy-of-the-Aldeburgh-acorns-How-one-177
The acorns from Augustus Mann’s pocket now preserved and carried onboard Aldeburgh’s lifeboats

FREDDIE COOPER AT POOLE

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RNLB ‘Freddie Cooper’ at the Maintenance Facility at RNLI Headquarters in Poole undergoing a refit. The RNLI has a purpose built unit for building and maintaining Lifeboats and Hovercraft.

Photograph courtesy of Neil Rush

Change in Shop Hours at Aldeburgh

ALDEBURGH LIFEBOAT GIFT SHOP WILL NOW CLOSE AT 3.30 PM INSTEAD OF 4.30 PM

 

RNLB ” Margaret Jean ” 12-21 on relief at Aldeburgh

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RNLB ” Margaret Jean” arriving at Aldeburgh to take up her duties while “Freddie Cooper” is away for a refit

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ALDEBURGH TREASURE HUNT

RAISING FUNDS FOR THE RNLI

2.00pm Saturday 3rd December 2016
starting and finishing at the Railway Inn

Come and join us for a fun afternoon ambling
around the watering holes of Aldeburgh!

If you’re interested in joining us and would like more details, please email
or call Richard Gardner, Chairman, Aldeburgh & District Lifeboat Guild

richard.gardner@tfglobal.co.uk

01728 454273

Eight rescued from two stranded boats

Aldeburgh ILB “Christine” was launched to assist 8 people stranded in 2 boats near Snape Quay at 16.28 on September 15th. Aldeburgh Coastguard Search Team located the 2 craft and, in a combined operation with the Suffolk Fire & Rescue Water Rescue team, evacuated the casualties to Iken Cliff. The operations was made difficult with poor visibility, rain and a falling tide. The Water Rescue Team made use of their inflatable walkways to assist the casualties to the ILB. Helmsman David Cook and Crew Luke Cousins are to be congratulated for carrying out a difficult task successfully. The casualties were checked by paramedics from East Anglian Ambulance Service and brought to Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station for a hot drink.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue team with one of the inflatable walkways

Suffolk Fire & Rescue team with one of the inflatable walkways

Suffolk Fire & Rescue Water Rescue  Team

Aldeburgh Lifeboat ‘Freddie Cooper’ Goes for Refit

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Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station’s All Weather Lifeboat, the Freddie Cooper, is heading down to Poole for a refit.  Some of the crew went down to Ramsgate, earlier in the week, as the station will have a relief lifeboat, another Mersey called Margaret Jean. The crew brought the relief boat to Aldeburgh from Ramsgate on Tuesday 11th October, arriving at the beach at approximately 1pm.  Crew then sailed the Freddie Cooper down to Levington Marina on Thursday 13th October, where she was lifted out and then driven down to Poole by road.  The refit is expected to take about 2 months.

Summer Events

Several events have been planned though out the summer, so we hope you can come and join us :-

6th August – there will be an Open Day between 10am to 4pm for everyone to come and meet the crew and view the boats.

15th August – both boats will be launching at Aldeburgh Carnival at 11am.

27th August – RNLI Street Fair, 10am – 1pm at the Lifeboat Station.

Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station to get a new boat

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RNLI Headquarters have announced that Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station will be getting a Shannon to replace the current boat, a Mersey, to the delight of the Coxswain, Steve Saint and all the volunteers.  Please find the link below for the full press release.

http://rnli.org/NewsCentre/Pages/Aldeburgh-RNLI-lifeboat-crews-delight-at-Shannon-lifeboat-allocation-news.aspx

 

 

Next Exercise
The next Lifeboat exercises are on:- Tuesday 8th November at 6.30pm. Sunday 20th November at 9.00am. Sunday 4th December at 9.00am. These launches are subject to change.
Guild Events
Steven Saint Coxswain

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