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Clovelly's 100 years as lifeboat station 24th July 1970

Clovellys 100 years as lifeboat stationThe centenary of Clovelly lifeboat station will be marked by celebrations next week culminating in the presentation of a vellum from the committee of management of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

The lifeboat housed in Clovelly boathouse was withdrawn on March 31st 1968, but the cruising lifeboat 70-001 has since been based there, and Clovelly continues as a lifeboat station providing shore-base facilities.

Commemoration begins on Sunday morning with a service at the Parish Church.  At the Parish Hall on Tuesday Rear Admiral Sir Edmund Irving will present the vellum in the presence of official guests, associated with the lifeboat service and other interested people.

A centenary booklet will be on sale throughout the week.

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