Crowds turn out for blessing of the boats at Lyme

Later the town’s lifeboat crew laid wreaths at sea

A LARGE crowd gathered at Lyme’s historic Cobb harbour on Sunday for the traditional blessing of the boats service.

The town band provided music for the hymns, and the service was attended by local clergy, civic leaders and, of course, the lifeboat crew, fishermen and all boat users as well as residents and visitors.

The service was followed by the laying wreaths at sea by the lifeboat crew.