Pete Holder RNLI

Pete Holder Retires: The End of an Era

On May 17th 2014 the head of Weston-super-Mare RNLI lifeboat station retires from the RNLI after 40 years’ service. Sadly, after that date he will no longer represent the RNLI nor have any function within it. For many years the words ‘Pete Holder’ and ‘Weston RNLI’ have been synonymous. Unfortunately that all has to change. […]

Photo of the RNLI bringing a Jet Ski ashore

RNLI Volunteers Save Jet Ski In Trouble

The Weston RNLI Crew were taking part in the annual Lifeboat Pull when their pagers sounded off. A Jet Ski rider in Weston Bay had engine problems and was drifting dangerously. Bank Holiday Monday was the time of the Weston-super-Mare RNLI Lifeboat Pull. This is an annual event when a lifeboat is towed by crew […]

Picture of a lifeboat on a trailor

RNLI Annual Lifeboat Pull on the Spring Bank Holiday

Monday, 28th April 2014 For many years, following the custom in many seaside towns, Weston-super-Mare RNLI Lifeboat volunteers have towed a lifeboat along the sea front promenade to raise funds for the charity’s work of saving lives at sea. This year the Lifeboat Pull will take place at midday on the Bank Holiday Monday 5th […]

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HRH the Duke of Kent to visit Weston-super-Mare

Monday, 17th April 2014 HRH the Duke of Kent KG is visiting the Weston-super-Mare RNLI lifeboat station to meet the crew and encourage them as they face a difficult time. The volunteers of Weston RNLI have had to leave their base on Birnbeck Island after 132 years. They are coping with a temporary station which […]