150 years of lifeboats at New Quay

Tivyside Advertiser: Sir Robert Hastie presents the vellum on behalf of the RNLI to New Quay lifeboat station Sir Robert Hastie presents the vellum on behalf of the RNLI to New Quay lifeboat station

New Quay celebrated 150 years of lifeboat service with a special quayside service on Saturday.

The lifeboats were re-dedicated and a vellum was presented to the lifeboat station on behalf of the RNLI.

A special slate plaque was also presented by the fundraising ladies of Quay West and a rescue helicopter from RAF Chivenor carried out a flypast.

Commodore Sir Robert Hastie said it was a tremendous day and a landmark occasion.

"We are celebrating 150 years of lifeboats in New Quay - that is quite staggering," he said.

Lifeboat operations manager Roger Couch praised the support of the local community.

"The community are committed to the lifeboat and that ongoing support continues today," he said.

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