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Aldeburgh Treasure Hunt – Saturday May 27th, 2.00pm

Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station gets new Inshore Lifeboat

Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station will receive a new D Class Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) on Wednesday 3rd May.  This will replace the current ILB, ‘Christine’.  The new ILB is numbered D808 and will go into service soon after arrival.  There will be an official naming ceremony on Saturday 10th June and the ILB will be called ‘Susan Scott’.

Former Coxswain Lee Firman awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours List

Lee Firman started volunteering with the charity 21 years ago at Aldeburgh.  Lee, now aged 39, has been a volunteer Coxswain and crew member at Aldeburgh. Lee, who lives in Chester, has also spent time at Angle and St Ives Lifeboat Stations in his role as Fleet Staff coxswain and is currently working as a Divisional Operations Manager for the RNLI.

A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

RNLB Freddie Cooper returns from refit on 21st December 2016

 

Freddie Cooper in the boat lift at Levington Marina having arrived by road from Poole.

Margaret Jean 12-21 and Freddie Cooper 12-34 were moored alongside each other and equipment was transferred to Freddie Cooper

Waiting for the cox’n to finish the paperwork

Freddie Cooper leaving Levington Marina

Freddie Cooper arriving home at Aldeburgh

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

Next Exercise

The next Lifeboat exercises are on:-

Tuesday 11th April 2017 at 6.30 pm

Sunday 30th April at 9.00 am

Sunday 14th May at 9.00 am

Tuesday 30th May at 6.30 pm

These launches are subject to change.

ILB exercises - every Sunday at 9.30am and Thursday 6.30pm, subject to weather and operational requirements

Guild Events

2017 Aldeburgh Annual Treasure Hunt

2pm Saturday 27th May

Start and finish at the Railway Inn, Aldeburgh

£5 per head (£2 for under 16's) - picture puzzles, clues and route map supplied

Light snack available at finish

Raffle

Treasure chest prize for the winners plus medals

Steven Saint Coxswain

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