Submitted by Name: Colin Hancock From: Oldham, Lancashire E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hi I was working at Butlins Minehead in 1971 I think it was the may lifeboat festival and me and some friends had been in the Pier hotel as it was called then I was on the slipway and climbed up a poll that was in the water as I swung around the poll broke and I fell into the water as I came up everybody was laughing and cheering as I came up the slipway the harbour master was waiting for me and said that I had broken the pole with the measurings for the water level and said that I would have to pay to have it replaced. The following week i went up to the council office to pay but the staff in the office said that they had payed for it as it was the funnyest thing they had happen for a long time I went down to see the harbour master to apologise and we had a laugh about it I then met his son David who was a member of the lifeboat crew the same David who has retired after 57 years.
Added: March 8, 2015
Submitted by Name: Gemma Wilks From: Milton Keynes E-mail: Contact
Comments: Thank you for two fab visits over the weekend, came on saturday to have a look round on and was told about the exerxise on Sunday. Got to the harbour just as you where bring the casualties in, was far to realistic lol. Thank you for letting Owain on the boat after being relunctant he not stopped talking about it. Posted photo up on facebook
Added: July 29, 2014
Submitted by Name: Wayne Osborne From: Nottingham E-mail: Contact
Comments: Always had the deepest admiration for the work that you guys do. Coming to Minehead with the family in late July so we shall drop by the lifeboat station for a visit. Daughter Abigail wants another bear to go with her Lifeboat Bear who was given to her by an old sailor friend of the family.
Added: July 22, 2014
Submitted by Name: Mike Corbett From: Jonesport, Maine, USA E-mail: Contact
Comments: I have admired the courage and dedication of the RNLI since I first heard of it in the early 70s
It gives me great pleasure to be able to thank some folks for their derringer do. I know hw thankless your job can be at times.
When next I visit England, , I'll hunt some of you down and let you tell me sea stories whie sitting in a comfortable pub. Sincerely, Mike Corbett, CWO3,(BOSN),U.S.C.G (RET),
Added: November 4, 2013
Submitted by Name: julie bugler From: north somerset
Comments: Thank you all so much for rescuing us yesterday at the raft race. You gave us the ride of our lives! I have never shrieked so loudly with laughter. Absolutley loved it....... Thanks too to all the team for looking after our poorly friends who really needed you. You are all stars!
Added: September 1, 2013
Submitted by Name: Terry Chivers From: Alcombe E-mail: Contact
Comments: Very much looking forward to providing the commentary for the Raft Race. Thank you for putting your trust in me - I'll do my very best! Let's hope the weather is good.
Added: August 17, 2013
Submitted by Name: Gary + Judy Hall From: Watchet E-mail: Contact
Comments: Keep up the good work * * *
Added: September 18, 2012
Submitted by Name: Yvonne Arnold From: Alcombe, Minehead E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hope today's raft race brings it's usual huge crowds, and generates plenty of money for such a wonderful service
Added: August 26, 2012
Submitted by Name: Rosaleen and John Cooper From: Burnham on Sea E-mail: Contact
Comments: Thank you so much to the crew who came out to assist us last Tuesday 24th July in Blue Anchor Bay.Our boatis called FATS (incorrectly posted as CATS) she is a 33ft freedom rig. We suffered engine failure that turned out to be deidel fuel bug.The anchor windlas failed as designed to raise the anchor and chain but not to pull the boat forward against a rising tide and a good blow.Once we had the anchor up we were able to sail back to Burnham running before the westerly wind.Friends met us and took us along side to get on to the pontoon at our club. Thank you once again for being their at our hour of need it was very reassuring.
Added: July 29, 2012
Submitted by Name: Sheila Wyver From: Whitstable Kent E-mail: Contact
Comments: Visited this afternoon 17/4/12. Lifeboat station very impressive. Keep up the good work. Sheila.