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Farewell to historic Llandudno RNLI base

Lifeboats News Release

In a few weeks' time Llandudno RNLI's lifeboat team will be closing the doors of the boathouse in Lloyd Street for the last time and moving to their new seafront lifeboat station at Craig-y-Don.

(L to R) - Former Coxswain (now Head Launcher) Dan Jones MBE, present Coxswain Graham Heritage, former Coxswain (now Training Co-ordinator) Robin Holden, and long-serving crewman Dave Roberts.

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(L to R) - Former Coxswain (now Head Launcher) Dan Jones MBE, present Coxswain Graham Heritage, former Coxswain (now Training Co-ordinator) Robin Holden, and long-serving crewman Dave Roberts.

The old boathouse has been 'home' to Llandudno's lifeboats and their crews for 113 years, and to suitably mark the significance of the forthcoming closure the crew hosted a Farewell Afternoon Tea in the boat hall of the building on Sunday (6 August), an event attended by over 100 invited guests.

The attached pictures, which should be credited to RNLI, show:

Senior lifeboat crew members pictured during the event, recalling some of the outstanding rescue missions which set out from the old boathouse over the years. (L to R) - Former Coxswain (now Head Launcher) Dan Jones MBE, present Coxswain Graham Heritage, former Coxswain (now Training Co-ordinator) Robin Holden, and long-serving crewman Dave Roberts.

Notes to editors

For more information contact Alan Sharp, RNLI Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer, on 01492 543315.

(L to R) - Former Coxswain (now Head Launcher) Dan Jones MBE, present Coxswain Graham Heritage, former Coxswain (now Training Co-ordinator) Robin Holden, and long-serving crewman Dave Roberts.

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(L to R) - Former Coxswain (now Head Launcher) Dan Jones MBE, present Coxswain Graham Heritage, former Coxswain (now Training Co-ordinator) Robin Holden, and long-serving crewman Dave Roberts.

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