Photo’s: copyright RNLI/Bob Warwick
1] 3 Queens with flypast by Red Arrows
2] New Brighton lifeboat with Queens in background
3] 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Atlantic – Tug Brocklebank being rescued after being boarded by ‘pirates’
4] Poster for the event
RNLI New Brighton lifeboat station and New Brighton’s Light Cinema have got together to bring you a unique evening of films of classic maritime events of the last few years on Merseyside. In addition learn all about the work and history of Wirral’s three very different lifeboat stations in New Brighton, Hoylake and West Kirby.
It is an evening of short films produced by local award winning film maker Graham Mathews and have not been shown on the big screen before. If you missed the visit of the Three Queens to the Mersey, the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic or the last visit to the Mersey by HMS Liverpool or would like to see the events again now is the chance.
There have been lifeboat stations on the banks of the Mersey since the 1770’s and we will be showing a unique film by Graham covering the operations and history of our lifeboat stations on Wirral. Each station operate quite different craft designed for their specific rescue requirements from Hoylake who operate the RNLI’s latest all weather Shannon Class lifeboat, West Kirby’s three man single 50 hp engined D Class designed to handle the shallow waters of the Dee and Hilbre Island and New Brighton who operate one of four RNLI hovercraft in the country in addition to their high performance B Class rapid response lifeboat safeguarding the Mersey, Wirral and Sefton coasts.
The event is called the ‘Wirral Lifeboat and Maritime Extravaganza’ and is being shown at The Light Cinema, New Brighton at 7:30pm on the 23rd February 2016 with proceeds going to the Wirral lifeboat stations.
Tickets cost £10 each and your ticket number is automatically entered into our raffle with lots of prizes donated by generous local companies – from a signed football from Everton FC to meal vouchers from places around Wirral including Thornton Hall Hotel or a tour of the Land Rover factory.
Seats are limited and tickets need to be purchased in advance from The Light Cinema, New Brighton – cash only from the cinema and as its a charity event not via their booking website.
Alternatively by post from: Wirral Lifeboat Extravaganza, c/o 23 Molyneux Drive, New Brighton, CH45 1JS
Make cheques payable to: ‘RNLI New Brighton’ – last date for orders by post 15th February and don’t forget to include your own name and address when ordering!.
A big thanks to The Light Cinema, New Brighton for supporting us in this venture.