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Service boards for RNLI updated to honour heroic acts at sea

PUBLISHED: 17:14 21 November 2019 | UPDATED: 18:56 21 November 2019

Launch boards being replaced at Cromer. Steve Soanes preparing to add details to the boards. Pictures: RNLI

Launch boards being replaced at Cromer. Steve Soanes preparing to add details to the boards. Pictures: RNLI

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They list the rescue launches made by life-saving crews from the RNLI in Cromer.

Derek Hinds, Chairman of RNLI Cromer, and Ted Luckin, RNLI Cromer boathouse officer, with the boards. Pictures: RNLIDerek Hinds, Chairman of RNLI Cromer, and Ted Luckin, RNLI Cromer boathouse officer, with the boards. Pictures: RNLI

And now the service boards, which give details of both in-shore and all-weather lifeboat launches, have been updated by Soanes Signs of Norwich.

Ten boards relating to the in-shore launches and two for the main boathouse were completed. The boards are about 750mm wide and 1670mm at the top of the arched shape. Over the next weeks the all-weather station boards will be placed on the walls for visitors to see.

Derek Hinds, chairman of RNLI Cromer, said: "We are totally overwhelmed and extremely thankful for the support given to our lifeboat station by local companies which keeps the history of our station updated."

For many years the rescue launches of the in-shore lifeboats had not been updated, while only the launches of the all-weather lifeboats up to 2010, were on display in the main boathouse.

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