Walkies! Lyme lifeboat volunteer’s wellie boot dog

PUBLISHED: 07:02 22 January 2018 | UPDATED: 09:41 22 January 2018

Garry Gibbs with his dog created from worn out wellies and (right) his real-life pet Mollie. Picture: SEB COPE

Garry Gibbs with his dog created from worn out wellies and (right) his real-life pet Mollie. Picture: SEB COPE

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Garry’s canine creation made from the RNLI crew’s old rubber footwear

What to do with the Lyme Regis lifeboat crews’ worn out yellow wellies was the puzzle for long serving RNLI volunteer Garry Gibbs.

So the landscape gardener took the redundant footwear home to his workshop – and gave it some thought.

Eight hours and seven boots later the result was a dog-shaped model which is set to become a star attraction during the town’s popular lifeboat week this summer.

Garry, a member of the lifeboat crew for 22 years, said: “A dog seemed the obvious answer to the recycling issue with the old wellies. I hope to make another animal when more old wellies become available.”

Now, organisers of Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week – which this summer is set to start on Saturday, July 28 - are planning to run a competition to name this very rare breed and to raise funds for the RNLI charity.


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