Lyme Regis remembers those lost at sea
PUBLISHED: 06:59 02 May 2016
Town turns out in force for the annual Blessing of the Boats service
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.
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