CROWDS flocked to Llandudno lifeboat’s open day at the boat house in Craig-y-Don.

​Highlights of the event on Sunday August 18 included performances from the Batala Drum Band and the Coastal Voices Choirs from Abergele and Bangor. Tours around the boat house proved to be very popular especially for those who were able to get aboard the Shannon Lifeboat William F Yates and meet the Coxswain Graham Heritage and serving crew members.

The most exciting part of the day was when the all weather and inshore lifeboats were launched and gave a demonstration their capabilities. They were joined by the Caernarfon based HM Coastguard Helicopter for a joint exercise.

In addition Llandudno Coastguard Team took part in the events, the team frequently works shore side in conjunction with the lifeboats and helicopters during rescues. RNLI supporters, from Liverpool and locally attended demonstrated the depth of support for the rescue teams. A DJ, Ian Turner, added to the entertainment for the crowds.

Jonathan Coe, a spokesman for Llandudno lifeboat said: “The open day proved to be very successful, as it has in the past, and the whole team is hugely grateful to all those who have helped.”

Prior to the event Sue Perkins of the Llandudno Supporters Group promised: “This year will be an even grander event than before and all visitors and families are all very welcome.”