Monday, 17 September 2012

Magical RNLI Swanage steam train experience

All aboard for a magical RNLI Swanage steam train experience.

The RNLI are planning a fundraising event with a difference next month with a chance to relive the amazing age of steam. On Saturday 27 October it’ll be all aboard the train for a memorable steam-driven ride through the beautiful Purbeck Hills to Harman’s Cross and all to help raise funds for the charity that saves lives at sea.

The magical experience will begin at 9.45am when the Swanage Railway Station will host the departure of this special journey to Harman’s Cross. As Selina Taylor, Community Fundraising Manager explains, the steam experience will be the start of an entertaining and educational family day out; 

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‘The steam train will take its excited passengers to Harman’s Cross to join a special RNLI Family Fun Day that promises RNLI film shows, games, medal making, dressing up in lifeboat kit and a welly throwing competition. It’s all good family fun and for just £5 for a ticket it’s also a bargain day out. We hope people will be thrilled at the opportunity to ride on a steam train with a destination full of surprises. I would urge families to book early to avoid disappointment.

‘We’ve organised refreshments too with lunch boxes for the children and ploughman’s lunches for the adults – all available to buy at Harman’s Cross Village Hall. I reckon we’ve thought of everything for a family wanting to enjoy something a little bit different on an autumn day in October.’

Tickets, at £5 per person, are available from the Swanage RNLI shop or by emailing Selina Taylor on The day begins at 9.45am and ends at 2pm. All proceeds will go to the work of the RNLI in the Dorset area.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Naming ceremony for D-752, Sat 15 Sept at 11:00

The naming ceremony and service of dedication for our new D Class inshore lifeboat
D-752 'Phyl & Jack' will take place at 11:00 on Saturday 15th September at Swanage Lifeboat Station.

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All are welcome to come along and join us. Sadly due to a lack of space the seating will be reserved for invited guests only. The service should last for a little under an hour and will finish with the lifeboat launching.