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The Thames Class Lifeboat Trust, a Lowestoft based charity refurbishing an ex Lifeboat for use as a youth Training vessel are excited to announce that on the 5th of June they are holding a rally of Former Lifeboats at Oulton Broad Yacht Station.
The event will see 4 former RNLI Vessels displayed to the public along the floating pontoon.
On.800 Sarah Ann Austin - 1937 35'6" Liverpool Class Single Screw Lifeboat. Based at Blackpool 1937-61 Relief 1961-65 On.958 Laura Moncur - 1960 47ft Watson Class Lifeboat. Converted to Self-Righting in 1972. Based at Buckie 1960-83 Relief 1983-88 On.1015 Charles Henry - 1969 48ft Oakley Class Lifeboat. Based at Selsey 1969-83 Baltimore 1984-87 On.1047 Horace Clarkson - 1977 37ft Rother Class Lifeboat. Based at Moelfre 1977-87 Relief 1987-93
In the afternoon there will be a short display on the Broad before the vessels depart through Mutford Lock.
A great day was had by all! Many happy people enjoyed a tour around Charles Henry and Laura Moncur. All the boat owners are keen to do it again next year so we've booked up for the 11th of June next year.
Donations on the day raised £132.57 for the Thames Class Lifeboat Trust towards the refurbishment. Thank you to everyone who came for your support, it is truly appreciated.