The Open Day is held at Anchor Head in Weston-super-Mare and at the temporary station at Knightstone Causeway. As well as many side shows and demonstrations the crews will be displaying how they save lives with their current lifeboats.
We are delighted to announce that a flotilla of five historic lifeboats will be passing Anchor Head at about 1200 hrs. This is a unique opportunity to see such stalwarts of the sea. They have all served with distinction around the coast and are now well loved in private hands.
The lifeboats parading are
ON 1151 – Mary Irene Millar – built in 1989 – 47ft Tyne class ex Portpatrick
Mary Irene Millar Liverpool Class
ON 940 – Pentland – built in 1957 – 47ft Watson class ex Mumbles
Pentland Watson Class
ON 931 – Richard Vernon and Mary Garforth of Leeds – built in 1957 46.9ft Watson class ex Angle
Richard and Mary Vernon 47ft Watson
ON 864 – The Chieftain – built in 1948 – Liverpool class ex Barmouth
The Chieftain Livrpool Class
ON 766 – The Always Ready – built in 1933 – Liverpool class ex Runswick
The Always Ready Liverpool Class