RNLI Lifeboat Station Bridlington welcomes anniversary scroll


On Saturday 1st June, RNLI volunteers in Bridlington were delighted to host the RNLI’s ‘Connecting our Communities’ relay event, a celebration of the charity’s 200th anniversary in 2024.

The scroll bearing the RNLI pledge received a warm welcome not only from the volunteer crew but also from many locals and numerous visitors. During its current tour of the UK and Ireland, the scroll made its way through the east coast region and was greeted in the town by a lone piper from the East Yorkshire Pipe Band and volunteer RNLI helmet Jason Stephenson, who acted as flag bearer.

Closely followed by the Bridlington RNLI volunteers who walked from the harbour to the Bridlington RNLI lifeboat station where they were met by members of the Harbourside Harmony Choir.

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When we reached the lifeboat station, the scroll was signed by representatives of the Bridlington Lifeboat Volunteers. Signatories included Steve Emmerson (Operations), Ash Traves (Water Safety), Richard Dunk (Management), Jo Cook (Retail) and Joy Marrison (Fundraising).

Steve Clarke, Bridlington RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, expressed his pride and joy at receiving the certificate at Bridlington Lifeboat Station. He said Bridlington RNLI lifeboats have been saving lives at sea for over two centuries and have had several boathouses in Bridlington over the years until settling at their current location in 2017.

“There have been many changes over the past 200 years as we keep pace with innovation and technology. However, our core values ​​as volunteers remain the same, as does our commitment to saving lives at sea.

“I am extremely proud to be part of the RNLI volunteer team in Bridlington as we connect our communities and celebrate our bicentenary as an organisation.”