Hayling Island lifeboat station hosts open day

OPEN DAY FUN Martha Jameson and her brother Ollie go fishing with the help of RNLI boat crew Scott Collison at Hayling Island lifeboat station.     Picture: Allan Hutchings (112462-233)
OPEN DAY FUN Martha Jameson and her brother Ollie go fishing with the help of RNLI boat crew Scott Collison at Hayling Island lifeboat station. Picture: Allan Hutchings (112462-233)
On the evening of October 23,1970 two tankers collided six miles south of the Isle of Wight. 13 crewmen died.

Flames from the oil tanker Pacific Glory could be seen from Portsdown Hill

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THESE two youngsters became hooked on a fishing game as a lifeboat station held an open day.

Martha Jameson and brother Ollie were just some of the visitors to the Hayling Island lifeboat station in Bracklesham Road to enjoy fun and games, but also find out what the local service does.

Mum Lara Jameson, of West Lane, who has been coming to the open day each year, said: ‘I fully support the RNLI as without them there would be a lot of sunken sailors. They provide a very good service for anyone who goes out to sea. We go sailing, but thankfully haven’t needed them.’

Jonathan Bradbury, lifeboat operations manager, added: ‘The open day gives a chance for people to see what we do and the boats we have. It’s been a good day with lots of people coming to have a look.’