Read the article published in the R.N.L.I. Magazine
ALDEBURGH LIFEBOAT GIFT SHOP WILL NOW CLOSE AT 3.30 PM INSTEAD OF 4.30 PM
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
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.
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.
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.
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.