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"The Threshfield Lifeboat comes Home!"

Tuesday 06 April 2004

Mayday Bank Holiday (3rd May) sees the famous lifeboat making a rare appearance in its home town. A “fundraising” lifeboat will be in the Old Hall car park from 10.00am onwards, and it will be supported by stalls, Bouncy castles, the massed bands of the Threshfield lifeboat, cream teas, barbeque, swings and slides, and an Royal National Lifeboat Institution merchandising stall. The pub will be open as usual for food and drink. If this sounds like something you and your family are interested in, then make a note – 3rd May – Threshfield!

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In 1996, Grassington, our adjacent village was rightfully celebrating the award of various funds to modernise the Town Hall. Threshfield decided to retaliate, and two local worthies- viz. Andrew Jackson and Ian Patrick decided we would have a lifeboat station, in accordance with an “EU” dictat that stated that any village could have a lifeboat, and it was unfair to exclude inland communities. So on April 1st, ‘April fools day’, and a notice appeared in Threshfield Park announcing the site of the new lifeboat station, funded by the “EU”. The local paper carried the story, and told of the splendid fittings, including a music room, massage parlour and duty free shop.

Since then, an annual coffee morning has given £1820.00 to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, and crew have been press ganged (mainly girls!).

Our motto says it all- Distress- We have a flair for it!


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