Lyme Lifeboat Week off to a flying start
PUBLISHED: 10:02 27 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:32 27 July 2017
Local firefighters demonstrate their skills at the Cobb - and their chief is awarded a medal
Lifeboat Week in Lyme Regis got off to a flying start despite heavy showers on the first two days.
Irene Roper, chairman of the organisers, the Lyme Regis and Charmouth RNLI Guild, said: ”The weather, to start with, was not brilliant, but we have had great support.”
Irene, who is retiring as chairman after five years, once Lifeboat Week is over, added: ”Visitors and residents, in fact the whole town, have been incredibly good to us and all indications are that we will raise a substantial sum for our life-saving charity.”
The fire and rescue demonstration on Monday was preceded by the presentation of a 20 year long service and good conduct medal to Lyme Regis fire chief Virgil Turner
The demonstration, watched by a large crowd, involved a scenario in which an explosion had occurred filling the lifeboat station with smoke. Firefighters from Lyme Regis and Charmouth then ‘rescued’ three ‘casualties.’
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