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Selsey Lifeboat Station Celebrates its 150th Anniversary with a Ball at the Embassy Ballroom, West Sands

Selsey Lifeboat Station ended a very successful 150th Anniversary year with a Celebration Ball at Bunn Leisure's Embassy Suite on Saturday 19th November 2011.

With the ladies dressed in their beautiful outfits and the men suited and booted, 180 past and present Management, Coxswains, Crews, Re-housing crews, major sponsors of the Anniversary year, Medical Officers, Fundraisers, Boathouse and Museum Attendants, and Lifeboat Association members, all got together to honour the occasion.

Following an excellent 3-course Dinner, the Station Chairman, John Light, welcomed the guests, who included Admiral the Lord Boyce, KG GCB OBE DL, Chairman of the RNLI, Don Lunn, Master of the Guild of Freemen of the City of London and Chairman of Selsey Town Council, Mike Beal, together with many others who had raised money for Selsey Lifeboat over the years.

Admiral the Lord Boyce then presented the Station with its 150th Anniversary Certificate on Vellum to Lifeboat Operations Manager, Clive Cockayne. He congratulated the Station and all its voluntary helpers on a very successful record, both in fund-raising and in launching 1937 times and saving 1350 lives at sea.

What better achievement can there be. (And what a wonderful time was had by all!)

 

Ian Martin's Photos - please click here

Carol and Malcolm Tipping's Photos - please click here

Ruth Troughton-Smith's Photos - please click here

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And now for the formal part of the evening...

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Please click here for a copy of John Light, Branch Chairman's, speech

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Please click here for a close up of the painting

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Please click here for a video of the dancing....

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