Council chiefs see Lyme lifeboat in action
District council chairman Gillian Summers presents RNLI crew with historic pictures
A VISIT to Lyme Regis Lifeboat Station was among the highlights when council leaders toured West Dorset.
They were civic day guests of district council chairman Gillian Summers.
The party included mayors and chairmen from neighbouring local authorities, including East Devon and South Somerset.
After visits to Dorchester’s old crown court and cells and a look at the authority’s new HQ currently being built in the ocunty town, they arrived in Lyme to see the lifeboat in action.
You may also want to watch:
Councillor Summers, who has nominated the RNLI as her official chairman’s charity, said: “My family has a long association with the lifeboat. My great grandfather was awarded medals for saving 2,500 people.
“Sadly my grandfather, who received the Cross of Chevalier of the Legion of Honour for saving 750 men of the French steamship ‘Bucharest’, was drowned in 1922, saving one of his own nieces.
- 1 Supermarket chain planning four new stores in East Devon
- 2 Backing for plan to launch parkruns for young athletes
- 3 Talk of a high-wage economy will not amuse those on low incomes
- 4 Long wait over as Honiton allotments are handed over to residents
- 5 Honiton man jailed for two years for voyeurism
- 6 Seaton tourist attraction to stay closed to the public
- 7 Fundraiser makes brief stop on charity trek
- 8 It's official - Devon is one of the most popular places to live
- 9 Village youngsters excited by opening of new pump track
- 10 Property of the Week: Marcella House, Kilmington
“The lifeboat is a very worthy cause and I am delighted to be able to support it.”
Councillor Summers presented the lifeboat crew with a photograph of her ancestors with their lifeboats.