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Fylde Coast Lifeboats

The cycle shelter at St Annes-on-the-Sea Railway Station has now had its revamp in the year of the station’s 150th anniversary to great fanfare!

RNLB Barbara Anne © Greg Wolstenholme 2023

It now features a photograph of local Lifeboat, the RNLB Barbara Anne, taken by local professional photographer and supporter of the RNLI, Gregg Wolstenholme on the station’s cycle shelter.

In addition, a new Lytham St Annes Lifeboat history poster, thanks to David Forshaw, local Deputy Launching Authority and Press Officer for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has been created which features the value of this vital local service to the town over its lifetime.

On 21st August 2023 the unveilings took place by the St Annes Mayor, Cllr Shirley Green, with visitors and invited guests all joining in the celebrations, including ‘Stormy Stan’ – the RNLI mascot!

After the unveiling, there was a cycle ride to the RNLI All Weather Lifeboat Boathouse on St Annes South promenade, where the Shanty Crew sang, visitors toured the Lifeboat station, cycled for a smoothie and RNLB Barbara Anne was on view!

The text that appears on the history poster unveiled at the railway station can be seen in full by clicking on this link: St Annes on Sea Lifeboat Station and a copy of the poster itself can be downloaded by clicking on the image below:

More details about the work of the RNLI can be seen by clicking this  link: RNLI and to see some of the news about the Fylde Coast Lifeboats click here: RNLI Fylde Coast