Lyme Regis remembers those lost at sea

PUBLISHED: 06:59 02 May 2016

Wreaths are laid at LymeRegis  harbour during r the blessing of the boats service. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN

Wreaths are laid at LymeRegis harbour during r the blessing of the boats service. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN

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Town turns out in force for the annual Blessing of the Boats service

Lyme lifeboat crew members lay the wreaths at sea. Picture: RICHARD HOROBINLyme lifeboat crew members lay the wreaths at sea. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN

Some 150 people joined in the annual blessing of the boats service at the RNLI lifeboat station in Lyme Regis yesterday (Sunday, May 1).

The inter-denominational service was led by the town’s vicar, the Rev Jane Skinner with other with local church leaders. Hymns were accompanied by Lyme Regis Town Band.

Wreaths to commemorate those lost at sea were presented to volunteer members of the lifeboat crew who took them aboard the lifeboat to the wreath laying area outside the harbour. The lifeboat was escorted by members of the Lyme Regis Gig Club.

During the service, the British Legion wreath was carried by Daisy Taylor, aged seven, whose father is parade marshal for the Lyme Regis branch, and 12-year-old Simon Law, a member of the Lyme Regis Sea School, read his own poem, What the Sea Means to Me.

Lifeboat crew members at the blessing of the boats ceremony  in Lyme Regis. Pcture Richard HorobinLifeboat crew members at the blessing of the boats ceremony in Lyme Regis. Pcture Richard Horobin


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