On Saturday 1st April at 11 a.m. the final launch from Selsey Lifeboat Station's old boathouse took place. 'Voluntary Worker' slid down the slipway for the last time before going on to the moorings until our new Lifeboat, 'Denise and Eric', arrives at Station sometime in the summer.
A sad but joyous day for us all as it marked the end of an era but also heralds in the start of an exciting time for us here. An estimated three thousand people turned out to watch this historic moment.
Please enjoy the photos below and also take a moment to read a far better account of the day from this link to the Daily Mail.
A wonderful aerial video can also be found here.
Meryn Woodland's Photos
Trevor Boston's Photos
(Article written by Sue Lintott, Chairman, Selsey Lifeboat Fundraising Committee)