Lord Fellowes and David Dimbleby in Lyme Regis

Lord Julien Fellowes starts the tug of war. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN

Lord Julien Fellowes starts the tug of war. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN - Credit: Archant

Resort awash with celebrities for lifeboat week

Lyme lifeboat crew is pulled into water after losing the harbour mouth tug of war. Picture: RICHA

Lyme lifeboat crew is pulled into water after losing the harbour mouth tug of war. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN - Credit: Archant

Lyme Regis was awash with celebrities as lifeboat week organisers welcomed some famous faces yesterday (Tuesday).

Lord Julien Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey, the hit TV series, and his wife Lady Emma were VIP guests of the resort’s RNLI team.

Lord Fellowes boarded the harbourmaster’s launch with the mayor Michaela Ellis and town crier Alan Vian to start the tug-of-war across the harbour mouth between the lifeboat crew and the town’s football club. The footballers won two pulls to one.

Lord Julien Fellowes with David Dimbleby and his son and Lifeboat operations manager, Nick Marks.

Lord Julien Fellowes with David Dimbleby and his son and Lifeboat operations manager, Nick Marks. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN - Credit: Archant

There was also a surprise visit by BBC TV’s Question Time host David Dimbleby who sailed into Lyme on his yacht with his son, Henry, on his way to Dartmouth.

Lord Julien Fellowes and his wife with members of Lyme Lifeboat crew. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN

Lord Julien Fellowes and his wife with members of Lyme Lifeboat crew. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN - Credit: Archant


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