ceremony set to be held for Burnham-On-Sea's new lifeboat
new lifeboat is set to be officially named in a ceremony at the
town's lifeboat station on Saturday (April 8th).
ceremony for the new RNLI D-class lifeboat Burnham Reach will be
held at the Pier Street lifeboat station, starting at 3pm with a
launch at 4pm.
will be by invitation only, but there will be an opportunity for
the public to watch the boat's launch from the sea wall.
will be the third naming ceremony, since the lifeboat station officially
opened in 2004.
ceremony will include music from Burnham and Highbridge band, a
handing over ceremony with speeches and prayers, before the lifeboat
is officially named, by the pouring of cider over the bows.
guests include Ann Maw, Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, who will be
invited to name the lifeboat.
the christening, and a service of dedication, both lifeboats will
be transported to the launching area, for a short sea trip, before
returning to the lifeboat station, where the guests will be served