Lucy Lavers’ given hero’s welcome on arrival in Harwich

Lucy Lavers arrived at the Harwich Lifeboat Station flanked by Harwich lifeboats on Friday, 15 May.

Lucy Lavers arrived at the Harwich Lifeboat Station flanked by Harwich lifeboats on Friday, 15 May. - Credit: Su Anderson

A veteran lifeboat reliving its maiden voyage was given a guard of honour when it arrived at Harwich.

The town’s two modern-day RNLI boats flanked the Lucy Lavers as it moored on The Quay.

The Lucy Lavers’ first-ever trip as a newly built was to Dunkirk in May 1940 to help evacuate Allied troops off the beaches.

She has been restored by the Rescue Wooden Boats charity, which then fundraised for the commemorative trip.

The boat berthed at Harwich for two days.


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