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    Published on July 8, 2015 in Latest news

    A massive thank you to the The Jenny Lind Pub in the High Street for looking after us last week! The crew had a great evening racing around their Scalextric track
    Thanks guys 😊
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    A massive thank you to the The Jenny Lind Pub in the High Street for looking after us last week! The crew had a great evening racing around their Scalextric track 
Thanks guys 😊

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    Exercise Launch!

    January 18, 2017, 6:00pm

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station

    Watch both of Hastings Lifeboats launch on their fortnightly exercise! Launch 1800, Recover approx 2000 (Subject to operations) Best view from Harbour

    Exercise Launch!

    #outonashout
    It was a cold and frosty start for our volunteer ILB crew who were paged at 0605 this morning!
    Dover coastguard received reports of a person in the water between the Pier & old Queens Hotel and requested the ILB to assist! The lifeboat and her crew were underway quickly however they were stood down soon after when the person was reported safely ashore.
    Also assisting, Hastings Coastguard Rescue team and Sussex Police
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    #outonashout
It was a cold and frosty start for our volunteer ILB crew who were paged at 0605 this morning!
Dover coastguard received reports of a person in the water between the Pier & old Queens Hotel and requested the ILB to assist! The lifeboat and her crew were underway quickly however they were stood down soon after when the person was reported safely ashore.
Also assisting, Hastings Coastguard Rescue team and Sussex Police

    Carl Parkin, Jackie Lacey and 49 others like this

    Alison SmithWhy do people go to the shore line to watch huge waves breaking when in a blink of an eye they can be swept out to sea. Keep yourselves safe guy's you do a great job

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    Annie GowerWell done - and always there for everyone (idiots included). Have a very safe 2017, take care you selfless bunch of Heros.. 🚀🌊

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    Jo LeaUp the RNLI

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    Becky Sullivan RoseWell done guys and girls!x

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    Ann Twinerwell done to all of you

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    HASTINGS RECEIVE AWARD ON BEHALF OF RNLI VOLUNTEERS!

    Hastings RNLI Coxswain Steve and Deputy Launching Authority Graham attended the prestigious annual Motor Boat Awards last night which was celebrated at a gala dinner at the Rosewood London Hotel in Covent Garden.

    Hosted by Motor Boat & Yachting magazine, the 2017 Motor Boat Awards presented to winning boats in eight categories also saw a β€˜Judges’ Special Award’, which for the first time went to an entire category of people, "the RNLI volunteers who deliver a world-class emergency service without cost to the end user or the tax payer for no reward and often at great risk to themselves". Magazine Editor, Hugo Andreae commented: β€œThe skill, bravery and dedication shown by these volunteers in the most demanding circumstances is truly remarkable.”

    Main picture-Graham pictured 2nd from Right (back row) and Steve 2nd from Right (front row)
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    HASTINGS RECEIVE AWARD ON BEHALF OF RNLI VOLUNTEERS! 

Hastings RNLI Coxswain Steve and Deputy Launching Authority Graham attended the prestigious annual Motor Boat Awards last night which was celebrated at a gala dinner at the Rosewood London Hotel in Covent Garden. 

Hosted by Motor Boat & Yachting magazine, the 2017 Motor Boat Awards presented to winning boats in eight categories  also saw a β€˜Judges’ Special Award’, which for the first time went to an entire category of people, the RNLI volunteers who deliver a world-class emergency service without cost to the end user or the tax payer for no reward and often at great risk to themselves. Magazine Editor, Hugo Andreae commented: β€œThe skill, bravery and dedication shown by these volunteers in the most demanding circumstances is truly remarkable.”

Main picture-Graham pictured 2nd from Right (back row) and Steve 2nd from Right (front row)

    Trevor Unwin, Lianne Geeson and 52 others like this

    Alison SmithSo glad the RNLI are getting recognition for the work they do. Well done to the guy's at Hastings RNLI. Keep safe. πŸ›³

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    Ron MumfordSo,so very well deserved.Keep up the excellent work please.

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    Chris Fagg... Congratulations, and deservedly so. "Up Spirits" !...

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    Keith BlizardLifeboat volunteers are indeed special people !

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    Tony EdwardsNice one guys πŸ‘

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    Joe KnightWELL DONE!!

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    Linda Tewkesbury Was LasotaWell done

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    Lorraine MurphyCongratulations, well done! πŸ‘

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    Tracy CoxWell done, well deserved xx

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 8 new photos.

    A lovely morning for a Lifeboat Exercise!
    This morning the crew were practising blind navigation

    Pictures courtesy of @bushtick @mushty111 & @Heimi_Henderson via Twitter
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    A lovely morning for a Lifeboat Exercise!
This morning the crew were practising blind navigation

Pictures courtesy of @bushtick @mushty111 & @Heimi_Henderson via Twitter

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    Ann Twinergreat pictures

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    Exercise Launch

    January 8, 2017, 9:00am

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station

    Watch both of Hastings Lifeboats launch on their first exercise of 2017! Launch 0900, Recover approx 1100 (Subject to operations) Best view from Harbour Arm! πŸ™‚

    Exercise Launch

    #outonashout 2017
    Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 08:53 this morning to assist a local fishing vessel with engine failure 3 miles SSE of the station.
    The ILB and her volunteer crew were quickly on scene and after establishing a tow, the 10m vessel was brought safely back to the beach at Hastings
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    #outonashout 2017
Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 08:53 this morning to assist a local fishing vessel with engine failure 3 miles SSE of the station.
The ILB and her volunteer crew were quickly on scene and after establishing a tow, the 10m vessel was brought safely back to the beach at Hastings

    Linda Baker, Viv Gillman and 93 others like this

    Daphne AdamsThank you for assisting in the safe return of this fishing boat. xx

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    Chippy RuffBless em they risk thier lives..for free..allways put money in the box πŸ‘

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    Ollie EdmundsYeah thanks guys

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    Ann Twinerglad everyone got home safely

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    Colin Robert HooperWell done

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    Keith BlizardGreat news !

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    Wendy WickwarWell done hastings lifeboat crew

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    Kevin BollenOllie Edmunds

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station updated their profile picture.

    Happy New Year & stay safe in 2017 everyone!
    From all at RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station 😊
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    Happy New Year & stay safe in 2017 everyone!
From all at RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station 😊

    Kathy Francis, Linda Baker and 170 others like this

    Karen CooperHappy New Year to you all and thanks for all the great work you and all Lifeboat Crews around the Country you do a hell of a job!!πŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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    Rebecca BarrHappy New Year to you all too. Thanks for all your good work! x

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    Claire OverfieldHappy New year x

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    Jo LeaHappy New Year to you thanks for keeping our seas safe

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    Barry LanganTough job . Here is to a safe 2017 .

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    BalΓ‘zs NagymΓ©lykΓΊtiHappy New Year Hastings!

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    Ann Twinerxxxxxx

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    Suzanne MillenHappy New Year to you all.....keep up the good work but be CAREFUL xxx

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    Anne MorrisStay safe everyone 2017 xxx

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    David Peartonhappy new year to you all, and your families !!

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    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!
    Thank you as always for your continued Support, Likes and Comments on our page, you are all amazing and its really appreciated!

    Have a very happy, healthy and safe 2017, from all at Hastings Lifeboat Station! πŸ™‚
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    Michael John Walker, Lovejoy Acorn Clayton and 72 others like this

    Alison SmithHappy New Year to everyone at RNLI Hastings. Keep safe in 2017 guy's.

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    Jill HurstwaiteHappy New Year to the Amazing Life Savers, peace and good luck for 2017. X

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    Ann Twinerhappy new year to all of you , thanks for everything you do xx

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    Jan WhitingHappy New Year to all of you too from The Lifeboat shop and museum Eastbourne. Stay safe xxx

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    It's 29th December 1899. #OnThisDay A failed Lifeboat mission (the third during the 1890s) was called a 'wretched fiasco' by one local paper. The RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station's the Charles Arkcoll was called out in a violent south-westerly gale just before midnight to go to the aid of a large steamer, the Petolas, aground off Dungeness. The lifeboat was hauled to Bopeep and after considerable difficulty was made ready for sea, with the second Coxwain, 'Banjo' Streeter in charge. Then the local RNLI secretary found that some of the crew were missing (for legitimate reasons) and he called for volunteers from the large crowd watching the launch. None of the fishermen in the crowd was prepared to step forward, however, and the rescue was abandoned three hours after it started, without the lifeboat entering the water. The Dungeness lifeboat, in contrast, launched with ease and stood by the Pelotas until the steamer was pulled to safety by tugs. Photo shows the Charles Arkcoll practice launching in the 1890s. Source: Fishermen of Hastings Β© Steve Peak 1985.

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    Hastings and Area, Past and PresentThanks for the share πŸ™‚

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    Tonight's crew training consists mainly of eating and drinking!
    Cheers all 🍺
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    Tonights crew training consists mainly of eating and drinking! 
Cheers all 🍺

    Sylvia Masters, James Sheridan and 125 others like this

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat StationAnd the winner of the crew Christmas Quiz is Pete! 😊

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    Stephen RobertsWell deserved.. No offence but hope I never need you guys and girls ..But glad your there .Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family's x

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    Deboid WillisMerry Christmas guys you are all fab and do an amazing job, much love to u x

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    Ian BlackwellNowt wrong with that, merry and safe xmas to you all.

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    Tony EdwardsHave a great Christmas over there from all of us over here.πŸ‘

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    Louise DriverHave fun guys! See you all soon. x

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    Alison SmithMerry Christmas keep safe guy's

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    Rod SmithAren't you all fully qualified? πŸ˜€

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    Ann Twinercheers!!

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    Michael John WalkerVery well deserved.

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    Viki StapleyEnjoy! πŸ˜€

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    Steve HallWell deserved 😎

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    Lucy BrettMerry Christmas Xx

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    Kate HebbornYou deserve it,thank you .

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    Nelle DoeBUSTED! πŸ™„πŸŽ„πŸ˜‚

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    Newhaven CoastguardMerry Christmas from all at Newhaven Coastguard

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    Richard HodgsonSophia Hodgson

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared Penlee Lifeboat's photo.

    Remembering the crew of the Solomon Browne Lifeboat today
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    Between 8pm and 9pm this evening the Christmas lights in Mousehole were switched off. Just the cross and angels shone down over the village and out to sea in remembrance of the 16 people who lost their lives 35 years ago.

    Remembering the crew of the Solomon Browne Lifeboat today
#Penlee

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    HAPPY CHRISTMAS, From all at Hastings Lifeboat Station πŸŽ„
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    HAPPY CHRISTMAS, From all at Hastings Lifeboat Station πŸŽ„

    Judy Neal, Jackie Lacey and 176 others like this

    Alison SmithMerry Christmas to you all and best wishes for 2017. Keep safe πŸŽ„

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    Anne MorrisMerry christmas to all you heros whithout you all alot of lifes be lost happy 2017 merry christmas to all your familes x

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    Jan WhitingAnd a very Happy, safe Christmas to you too xx

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    Judy PebodyMerry xmas xx

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    Dessie FinchA big thank you to all you heroes merry Christmas guys and dolls xxx

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    Jo LeaA very merry christmas to you all Keep safe in2017

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    Joan MannHappy Christmas to you all stay safe from Derby

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    Saskia de VlasAppart wel erg leuk

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared RNLI's photo.

    Join the RNLIs lifesaving community and keep in touch!
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    Our lifeboat crews carry pagers 365 days a year, including Christmas Day, ready to respond at a moment's notice to save lives at sea. Please show us your support this Christmas and tick the box to join our lifesaving community: po.st/dSZiNR

    Join the RNLIs lifesaving community and keep in touch!

    Hastings Coastguard Rescue team, Alastair Hamilton and 32 others like this

    Andrew ParryGreat to know you are always there, thanks so much

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 8 new photos.

    We made an amazing Β£494 at our Lifeboat Christmas Event on Saturday!
    Despite the dismal weather you lovely lot came out to support us, enjoy a cuppa and cake and listen to some music 🎢

    A massive thank you to our volunteers that helped out with the event, those that baked and donated cakes and to all that came along and dropped pennies in our buckets! 😊
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    We made an amazing Β£494 at our Lifeboat Christmas Event on Saturday!
Despite the dismal weather you lovely lot came out to support us, enjoy a cuppa and cake and listen to some music 🎢 

A massive thank you to our volunteers that helped out with the event, those that baked and donated cakes and to all that came along and dropped pennies in our buckets! 😊

    Vicky Osborne, Jackie Lacey and 56 others like this

    Ann Twinerbought some lovely cakes there and some jewelry,nice to know a good sum of money was raised

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    Michael John WalkerWell done everybody. Sorry I missed it as the cakes are yummy!

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    Jilly BerelsonEnjoyed my visit and the cakes.

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station updated their profile picture.

    A great picture taken by Brian Bailey, via the @Old Town Appreciation Group on FB
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    A great picture taken by Brian Bailey, via the @Old Town Appreciation Group on FB

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    Ann Twinerbrilliant photo

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    Launching!
    Sloane at the Helm of the Lifeboat & Claire driving the Talus Tractor
    Picture courtesy of Colin Bewes one of our Launch Crew, via FB
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    Rich LarmourQuality

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    Coming Ashore!
    Video courtesy of Liam Melville one of our Launch Crew, via FB
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    Jay CeeVery nice

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 10 new photos.

    A lovely morning for a Lifeboat Exercise!
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    A lovely morning for a Lifeboat Exercise!

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    Exercise Launch!

    December 11, 2016, 9:00am

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station

    Watch both of Hastings Lifeboats launch on their fortnightly exercise! Launch 0900, Recover 1100 approx (subject to operations) Best view from Harbour Arm

    Exercise Launch!

    Ian Connor, Steve Smith and 13 others like this

    Paul McCleery PTGreat watching this with the children .

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    Steve SmithSorry I couldn't make it this time around.

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 3 new photos.

    Contributions from the crew! Scrummy cakes for our fabulous Christmas Fair tomorrow 🍰
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    Contributions from the crew! Scrummy cakes for our fabulous Christmas Fair tomorrow 🍰

    Anthony Mather, Hastings Coastguard Rescue team and 18 others like this

    Lorna RobinsonYummy.

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    Ann Twinerlooks scrummy ,hope i can sample some tomorrow

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared their event.

    It's our wonderful Christmas event at the lifeboat station tomorrow!
    Singing from 'Now & Then' & Hastings Old Town Ukulele Group, Coffee & Cakes, Stalls, Tombola and more 😊
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    Christmas at Hastings Lifeboat Station!

    December 10, 2016, 11:00am

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station

    Start the Christmas Season with Coffee and Cake! Tea, Coffee and refreshments plus scrummy and delicious Cake Stalls! Gifts for sale and Tombola A Capella Group 'Now & Then' singing at 12:00 and Hastings Old Town Ukulele Group playing Christmas songs at 13:00, Come down to the station for some warming drinks, lovely cakes and great entertainment! See the lifboats too!

    Christmas at Hastings Lifeboat Station!

    A massive thank you to everyone that came to our Quiz tonight! We had 18 teams and raised a fantastic Β£280 for Hastings Lifeboat!
    You lot are great 😊
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    A massive thank you to everyone that came to our Quiz tonight! We had 18 teams and raised a fantastic Β£280 for Hastings Lifeboat! 
You lot are great 😊

    Marion Hartley, Steve Hastings and 44 others like this

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat StationWell it's been on fb and twitter for a while now

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    Steve SmithI would have come along if I had known!

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared their event.

    Don't forget it's our fantastic Quiz tomorrow night!
    19:30 at East Hastings Sea Angling Association
    Test the old grey matter and enjoy a fun night out! 😊 All in aid of RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station
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    Hastings Lifeboat Society Quiz!

    December 6, 2016, 7:30pm

    East Hastings Sea Angling Association

    Come along to our fantastic fun quiz? Teams of 4, only Β£2.50 per person Raffle All proceeds to Hastings Lifeboat Station. A great evening out! East Hastings Sea Angling Association, The Stade, Old Town

    Hastings Lifeboat Society Quiz!

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared Hastings and Area, Past and Present's photo. ... Read moreSee less

    #OnThisDay, 5th December 1959, the old Victorian Lifeboat House opposite The Cutter was demolished. RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station. The road was later widened along that stretch of the seafront linking in with the completion of The Bourne road through the Old Town in 1963. Photo is looking east in about 1900. We can also see the Queens Head Hotel and the octagonal fishmarket on the left. Also the look-out tower is there, just to the left of the lifeboat house in the background.

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    #CrewTraining tonight!
    ILB planned maintenance
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    #CrewTraining tonight! 
ILB planned maintenance 
Pictures courtesy of Mick Wickwar one of our crew via FB

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared their event.

    Don't forget its our Fantastic Fun Quiz on Tuesday 6th December!
    All proceeds to Hastings Lifeboat Station πŸ™‚
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    Hastings Lifeboat Society Quiz!

    December 6, 2016, 7:30pm

    East Hastings Sea Angling Association

    Come along to our fantastic fun quiz? Teams of 4, only Β£2.50 per person Raffle All proceeds to Hastings Lifeboat Station. A great evening out! East Hastings Sea Angling Association, The Stade, Old Town

    Hastings Lifeboat Society Quiz!

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared Dover RNLI Lifeboat Station's post. ... Read moreSee less

    Here's some shots taken by @Dover RNLI crewman Mark Hamilton whilst on scene. Certainly shows the challenging conditions faced on board our Severn class lifeboat under the command of Deputy 2nd Coswain Robert Bendhiaf.

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    Ann Twinerawful conditions ! my congratulations to all invoved for thier dedecation and bravery glad it all turned out ok

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    Suzanne MillenScary stuff!!

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    Rob PettyEmma Carr great shots and top respect too

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    Matt SchubertEthan Beech

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared RNLI Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station's photo.

    Hastings Lifeboat Crew & Launchers proud to attend the Mary Stanford Memorial Service today with RNLI Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station
    We missed our good friends RNLI Dungeness Lifeboat station who have been at sea all day #outonashout

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    Today we had our annual church service to remember the 17 members of The Mary Stanford Lifeboat who made the ultimate sacrifice. As always the church was full and members of the family lite candles to remember their loved ones. A good turn out by Hastings and we thank Steve and his crew for supporting us. Sadly the crew from Dungeness couldn't make it but duty calls and our thoughts have been with them and all the other services who were involved in today's shout, it is good to see everyone is safe and ashore now.

    Hastings Lifeboat Crew & Launchers proud to attend the Mary Stanford Memorial Service today with RNLI Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station
We missed our good friends RNLI  Dungeness Lifeboat station who have been at sea all day #outonashout

RNLI #RyeHarbour

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    Steve CardewGutted to have missed it. πŸ˜”. But duty called.

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 5 new photos.

    Crew and Launchers gathered this morning to recognise the retirement of Ray and Graham!
    Between them they have amounted over 73 years of operational service to Hastings Lifeboat Station and were both presented with Leigh Dyer creations. Graham with a fowled fishermens anchor and Ray with a launching trow.

    Graham has taken up a new position of DLA and Ray still plays an active part by driving his granddaughter Chloe who is one of our launch crew, down to the station when the pagers go off!
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    Crew and Launchers gathered this morning to recognise the retirement of Ray and Graham!
Between them they have amounted over 73 years of operational service to Hastings Lifeboat Station and were both presented with Leigh Dyer creations. Graham with a fowled fishermens anchor and Ray with a launching trow. 

Graham has taken up a new position of DLA and Ray still plays an active part by driving his granddaughter Chloe who is one of our launch crew, down to the station when the pagers go off!

    Hastings Coastguard Rescue team, Hastings Coastguard and 84 others like this

    Tony EdwardsCongratulation guys, enjoy the rest.

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    John BarnettRespect. Thanks for your service.

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    Kay VicarsCongratulations

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    Ann Twinercongratulations

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    Megan Clarkey ClarkeHappy retirement Ray and Graham! I'm sure you will still keep busy but enjoy yourselves. Thanks for your service over the years πŸ™‚

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    Major rescue operation to save crew of sinking cargo ship 'which hit barge'
    Thinking of all involved including all our colleagues in the emergency services in this dreadful weather!
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    Around 30 people are understood to be needing rescuing - although some are believed to be staying on board - in the incident near Samphire Hoe

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat StationPicture courtesy of BBC NEWS via Twitter

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    Lorna RobinsonHope all ends well for all involved. These are such brave people, I have so much admiration for them.

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    Doris BrookesWonder if that barge full of boulders was meant for us at Hastings????

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    Claire-Marie MewettBeen thinking about you lifeboat lot.. hope you all safe out there. Prayers for all at Sea. X proud.

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    Simon WilkinsonKeep safe folk from all at Southend RNLI

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    Sharon VooghtStay safe all

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    Jake PearsonIt's at the bottom of the road for me

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    Ann Twinerfingers crossed fo all involved,

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    Vanessa JonesStay safe x

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    We are looking for AMAZING pictures of Hastings Lifeboats that can be turned into a postcard! The winning picture will go on sale in our RNLI shop next year

    Our last postcard was a picture taken by local photographer Artlessordinary by Tony Tulloh in 2014 and has been a great hit πŸ™‚
    Do you have a photograph that will help to save lives at sea? PM us your photographs and we will pick the winner by the end of the year!
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    We are looking for AMAZING pictures of Hastings Lifeboats that can be turned into a postcard!  The winning picture will go on sale in our RNLI shop next year

Our last postcard was a picture taken by local photographer Artlessordinary by Tony Tulloh in 2014 and has been a great hit :)
Do you have a photograph that will help to save lives at sea?  PM us your photographs and we will pick the winner by the end of the year!

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 2 new photos.

    Hastings RNLI recently received a donation of Β£500 from local residents Joe and Jarvis; 6 year old cocker spaniels who live in St Leonards.
    The dogs sold off various items on an on-line auction website to raise the money in recognition of the work carried out by the RNLI and its volunteer crews, which rescues over 100 dogs and other animals from the sea each year.

    The dogs were themselves rescued several years ago after swimming over a mile out to sea. On that occasion the Beach Patrol working with the UK Coastguard raised the alarm, and the dogs were eventually retrieved from the water, unharmed, by one of several boats that joined in the search.
    Thank you so much Joe & Jarvis 😊
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    Hastings RNLI recently received a donation of Β£500 from local residents Joe and Jarvis; 6 year old cocker spaniels who live in St Leonards.
The dogs sold off various items on an on-line auction website to raise the money in recognition of the work carried out by the RNLI and its volunteer crews, which rescues over 100 dogs and other animals from the sea each year.
 
The dogs were themselves rescued several years ago after swimming over a mile out to sea. On that occasion the Beach Patrol working with the UK Coastguard raised the alarm, and the dogs were eventually retrieved from the water, unharmed, by one of several boats that joined in the search.
Thank you so much Joe & Jarvis 😊

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    Andrew LipscombeWell done you two, nice to see you giving away you paw money for the RNLI

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    Ann Twinerhow wonderful!!

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    Jackie LaceyHow lovely..

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    Lavinia McIntyreAhh! Handsome fellas! How sweet x

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    Lester Magoogan is raising funds for Hastings RNLI!

    Lester's world of fabulous black and white art depicting his view of the world around him have been turned into wonderful pictures of the Lifeboat Service.
    His work is on display at Porters Wine bar and for each picture sold a percentage will go to the RNLI helping to raise vital funds
    Check out Lesters website www.lestermagoogan.co.uk

    Porters is set in the heart of Hastings’ famous Old Town, at the bottom of the High Street and just a few minutes walk from the historic fishing quarter and seafront. Established in 1986, Porters is a Grade 2 listed building which has been recently refurbished and is a very popular family-run wine bar and bistro.
    Porters is renowned for its live music and features award-winning Jazz singer Liane Carroll on a regular basis; its excellent home-cooked food (locally sourced where possible) and its wide selection of beers, wines and spirits
    Go to www.porterswinebar.com
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    Lester Magoogan is raising funds for Hastings RNLI!

Lesters world of fabulous black and white art depicting his view of the world around him have been turned into wonderful pictures of the Lifeboat Service.
His work is on display at Porters Wine bar and for each picture sold a percentage will go to the RNLI helping to raise vital funds
Check out Lesters website http://www.lestermagoogan.co.uk

Porters is set in the heart of Hastings’ famous Old Town, at the bottom of the High Street and just a few minutes walk from the historic fishing quarter and seafront. Established in 1986, Porters is a Grade 2 listed building which has been recently refurbished and is a very popular family-run wine bar and bistro.
Porters is renowned for its live music and features award-winning Jazz singer Liane Carroll on a regular basis; its excellent home-cooked food (locally sourced where possible) and its wide selection of beers, wines and spirits
Go to http://www.porterswinebar.com

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    Christmas at Hastings Lifeboat Station!

    December 10, 2016, 11:00am

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station

    Start the Christmas Season with Coffee and Cake! Tea, Coffee and refreshments plus scrummy and delicious Cake Stalls! Gifts for sale and Tombola A Capella Group 'Now & Then' singing at 12:00 and Hastings Old Town Ukulele Group playing Christmas songs at 13:00, Come down to the station for some warming drinks, lovely cakes and great entertainment! See the lifboats too!

    Christmas at Hastings Lifeboat Station!

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    Hastings Lifeboat Society Quiz!

    December 6, 2016, 7:30pm

    East Hastings Sea Angling Association

    Come along to our fantastic fun quiz? Teams of 4, only Β£2.50 per person Raffle All proceeds to Hastings Lifeboat Station. A great evening out! East Hastings Sea Angling Association, The Stade, Old Town

    Hastings Lifeboat Society Quiz!

    A massive well done to Don & Shirley Hawley who collected an amazing Β£863.17 for Hastings Lifeboat at the #Hastings #HerringFestival this weekend! RNLI
    Great job guys 😊

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    A massive well done to Don & Shirley Hawley who collected an amazing Β£863.17 for Hastings Lifeboat at the #Hastings #HerringFestival this weekend! RNLI
Great job guys 😊

Picture courtesy of Justin Lycett via FB

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    Victoria GaymerTHESE are the people who should be getting OBE's and Knighthoods...

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    Kendrah HawleyWell done mum and dad! You both look great and what a huge amount! Very proud! xx

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    Star GriffithsWell done both of you, but Don please take it easy, hope you sat down for the majority of the weekend!! X

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    Emma McHughAmazing well done Hawleys xx

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    Carol StokesWell done, Don and Shirley! x

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    Carol CullisNice One! Well done to you 😊

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    Ann Twinerwell done!

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    Peter StephensWell done Shirley and Don, it was good to see you both at the Herring Festival.

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    Anne MorrisWell done x

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    Kathleen FultonAwesome πŸ˜€

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    Steve SmithNice one guys! πŸ˜€

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    Christine Johnsonwell done you two.you sat there in all that cold collecting.x

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    Exercise Launch!

    November 9, 2016, 6:00pm

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station

    Watch the lifeboats launch on exercise! Launch 1800, Recover 2000 (Subject to operations) Best view from Harbour Arm

    Exercise Launch!

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    A record collection for RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station! RNLI

    The Dolphin Inn in Hastings Old Town has once more submitted a record breaking collecting box with a total of Β£443.15 raised in just one box!
    A massive thanks to Mark and all his staff at The Dolphin and to all their customers who regularly contribute to such a worthy cause!
    The money will go to saving life at sea and is REALLY appreciated!
    You are all awesome πŸ™‚
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    A record collection for RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station! RNLI

The Dolphin Inn in Hastings Old Town has once more submitted a record breaking collecting box with a total of Β£443.15 raised in just one box!
A massive thanks to Mark and all his staff at The Dolphin and to all their customers who regularly contribute to such a worthy cause!
The money will go to saving life at sea and is REALLY appreciated!
You are all awesome :)

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    Sue BeattieA fantastic amount. Well done The Dolphin. πŸ˜€

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    Rod SmithEvery penny is thoroughly deserved

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    A massive thank you to Hastings Old Town Carnival 2017 who presented us with a cheque for Β£200 tonight!
    The money raised has been split between many local charities and worthy causes in Hastings
    For the 13th year running Hastings Lifeboat Crew were also presented with the Debenhams Social Club Shield for the most money collected in the Carnival
    Thank you to everyone involved in the event and to all who gave so generously, it's really appreciated 😊
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    A massive thank you to Hastings Old Town Carnival who presented us with a cheque for Β£200 tonight!
The money raised has been split between many local charities and worthy causes in Hastings 
For the 13th year running Hastings Lifeboat Crew were also presented with the Debenhams Social Club Shield for the most money collected in the Carnival 
Thank you to everyone involved in the event and to all who gave so generously, its really appreciated 😊

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    Jan HillWell deserved. Thank you

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    Sue BeattieFantastic! πŸ˜€

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    Jill HurstwaiteWell done!

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    A lovely morning exercising with RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station

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    A massive thank you to The New Beach Club at Pett Level who presented us with a cheque for Β£1,306.50 last night!
    The money was raised at their annual Harvest Home Auction last month. The amazing amount of Β£2613 was split between Hastings Lifeboat & RNLI Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station

    Thank you so much to everyone involved in the event, it's always a great success!
    The money raised will go towards to saving life at sea 😊

    Pictures show our Coxswain Steve and Rye's DLA Tony accepting their cheques
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    A massive thank you to The New Beach Club at Pett Level who presented us with a cheque for Β£1,306.50 last night!
The money was raised at their annual Harvest Home Auction last month. The amazing amount of Β£2613 was split between Hastings Lifeboat & RNLI Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station

Thank you so much to everyone involved in the event, its always a great success!
The money raised will go towards to saving life at sea 😊

Pictures show our Coxswain Steve and Ryes DLA Tony accepting their cheques

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    Tony EdwardsAnd the same goes from all of us at Rye Harbour, a great effort all round and here's to next year.

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 2 new photos.

    Last night members of the crew and their partners gathered to celebrate the retirement of Graham Furness & Ray Coffee!
    Between them they had amounted over 73 years of operational service to Hastings Lifeboat Station, an amazing achievement!

    They were both presented with Certificates of Service by Allen Head, Divisional Operations Manager for the RNLI

    Graham has taken up a new position of DLA and Ray still plays an active part by driving his granddaughter Chloe who is one of our launch crew, down to the station when the pagers go off!

    A big thank you to Simply Italian in the Old Town for hosting us 😊
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    Last night members of the crew and their partners gathered to celebrate the retirement of Graham Furness & Ray Coffee! 
Between them they had amounted over 73 years of operational service to Hastings Lifeboat Station, an amazing achievement!

They were both presented with Certificates of Service by Allen Head, Divisional Operations Manager for the RNLI 

Graham has taken up a new position of DLA and Ray still plays an active part by driving his granddaughter Chloe who is one of our launch crew, down to the station when the pagers go off! 

A big thank you to Simply Italian in the Old Town for hosting us 😊

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    Fiona StewartU have done great work guys! Hope u enjoy ur retirement. You deserve to!!

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    Sue BeattieCongratulations to both Ray and Graham πŸ˜€

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    Ann Twinercongratulations a big thank you for all you have done

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    Chris van RockBrilliant ..... thank u

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    Carol GuyattRay coffee used o be our milkman many years ago lovely guy

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    Terry SmithCongratulations Ray and Graham, great guys πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared 1066 Kids Holiday Club's photo.

    1066 Kids Holiday Club visited the station on Tuesday and were treated to a presentation and tour of the boats by our volunteer speaker Ken!
    We hope you had a great time 😊
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    1066 Kids Holiday Club visited the station on Tuesday and were treated to a presentation and tour of the boats by our volunteer speaker Ken! 
We hope you had a great time 😊

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 2 new photos.

    Our Inshore Lifeboat D-699 returned back to the station today after her refit at the RNLIs Inshore Lifeboat Centre at Cowes on the IOW!
    The team at the ILC give her a complete overhaul and MOT to ensure that every part is as good as the day she was new!
    Welcome back 699 😊
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    Our Inshore Lifeboat D-699 returned back to the station today after her refit at the RNLIs Inshore Lifeboat Centre at Cowes on the IOW! 
The team at the ILC give her a complete overhaul and MOT to ensure that every part is as good as the day she was new! 
Welcome back 699 😊

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    Hastings RNLI crew landing this morning. Real life heroes x

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    Exercise Launch!

    October 23, 2016, 9:00am

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    Make the most of this lovely sunny weather and come down and see both our lifeboats launch on exercise tomorrow morning! Launch 0900, Recover 1100 (Subject to operations) Best view from Harbour Arm!

    Exercise Launch!

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    Ann Twinershame i cant go to see it,no bus before nine here on sundays !!

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    Massive congrats to our volunteer crew member Caine who has successfully passed the RNLIs SARNav Course held at The Lifeboat College this week!
    Caine was tested on various aspects of Navigation and Search & Rescue and his new knowledge will be invaluable at the Station
    Well done Caine!
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    Massive congrats to our volunteer crew member Caine who has successfully passed the RNLIs SARNav Course held at The Lifeboat College this week!
Caine was tested on various aspects of Navigation and Search & Rescue and his new knowledge will be invaluable at the Station 
Well done Caine!

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    Rob CollinsWell done kidda...... How did Wednesday go down there??

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    Rebecca HarrisonWell done Caine ☺

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    Lavinia McIntyreCongratulations Caine x

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    Deboid WillisWell done dude,

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    Sharon MoyeWell done CaineπŸš€πŸ˜ƒ

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    RNLI Lifeboats at Burnham-on-Seagreat work. well done.

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    Helena Elamri Sherwoodwell done Caine xxx

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    Shirley Hawleywell done

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    Ann Twinercongratulations Caine

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    #outonashout
    Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 13:53 today for reports of a person possibly in difficulty in the water off of Marina, St Leonard's
    The ILB and her volunteer crew made their way quickly towards scene however they were stood down soon after launching when it was confirmed the person was safely ashore.
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    Jo LeaUp the RNLI

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    Wow, thanks to you lovely lot we raised a massive Β£1,748 at our Second Hand Jewellery Sale last weekend!
    #amazing
    All money goes towards saving life at sea, thank you so much, it's really appreciated

    Big thanks also goes to our volunteers who worked hard to make this event such a success
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    Wow, thanks to you lovely lot we raised a massive Β£1,748 at our Second Hand Jewellery Sale last weekend!
#amazing
All money goes towards saving life at sea, thank you so much, its really appreciated 

Big thanks also goes to our volunteers who worked hard to make this event such a success

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    Jenny PriceMe and my other halfs girls came down and bought loads of lovely bits and pieces. The girls then came back and made a museum upstairs to show us what they got. It was fab. I also bought lots of necklaces too and we're having a Xmas party this weekend for 6 little girls all of who will go home with a pressie or two from the cache we bought. Thank you so much for all the hard work you do. Your volunteers also kept Rosie n Cleo entertained for a good hour spending their pocket money. Can't wait till next year xxx

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    Gabrielle Brandow Gabby LawI bought some lovely treasures and I can't wait for next year's sale. Thank you. πŸ™‚

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared Blackmarket VIP Venue's event.

    An amazing event at The Black Market in George Street tomorrow night!

    Proceeds to RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station! Come down and watch some great local bands 9pm till late πŸ™‚
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    Charity Event For Hastings Lifeboat

    October 15, 2016, 9:00pm

    Blackmarket VIP Venue

    The BlackMarket VIP (Venue bar) will be open to raise money for the lifeboat. All the proceeds from the door will go to the charity. There will be live music from the don't knows and Joe&Dave. We will then continue to party untill 1:30

    Charity Event For Hastings Lifeboat

    Apologies for the short notice but we are launching on exercise this evening
    Launch 1800, Recover 2000 (subject to operations)
    Come down, say hi and see what we do! 😊
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    Lavinia McIntyreWill come over to watch....1st time I've seen this...very exciting! πŸ™‚

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    Ann Twinerpity i couldnt go this time

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    Michaela Hillbilly-HicksAfternoon, I've tried phoning but no answer, I can't make tonight as I have two poorly boy's with a sickness bug 😷 Many apologise 😞

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 4 new photos.

    #outonashout
    Hastings ILB was put on immediate readiness at 0110 this morning after a local fishing boat reported hauling aboard what was believed to be a potential ordnance!
    The Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Team from Portsmouth were tasked and on their arrival the ILB conveyed them out to the fishing vessel.
    After assessment by the RN they confirmed it was WW2 aged ordnance of approx 1000lb.

    Under the guidance of the ILB, the fishing vessel was moved to a safe location approx 2 miles south of Rock a Nore and the crew taken off for safety. The ordnance was laid safely back on the seabed ready to be detonated at first light!
    The fishing vessel and her crew were then able to carry on with their work.

    The ordnance was safely detonated approx 1 hr ago!
    A long night for our volunteer lifeboat crews! 😊 #RoyalNavy #teamwork
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    #outonashout
Hastings ILB was put on immediate readiness at 0110 this morning after a local fishing boat reported hauling aboard what was believed to be a potential ordnance! 
The Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Team from Portsmouth were tasked and on their arrival the ILB conveyed them out to the fishing vessel. 
After assessment by the RN they confirmed it was WW2 aged ordnance of approx 1000lb.

Under the guidance of the ILB, the fishing vessel was moved to a safe location approx 2 miles south of Rock a Nore and the crew taken off for safety. The ordnance was laid safely back on the seabed ready to be detonated at first light! 
The fishing vessel and her crew were then able to carry on with their work. 

The ordnance was safely detonated approx 1 hr ago!
A long night for our volunteer lifeboat crews! 😊 #RoyalNavy #teamwork

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    Margaret PickbournLiving by the coast, I sometimes think our lifeboat crews are unsung heros. Thanks be to god for all the time and professionalism these volunteers give xxxx

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    Sue BeattieMy goodness. Well done. So proud of you and to be a part (albeit small)of this fantastic organisation. Especially Hastings RNLI ☺

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    Jayne TewkesburyAs always well done to the lifeboat crew! And of course the royal navy & good all safe & sound!! Proud of you all!!!

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    Heather Henrywow amazing i was swimming at rock a nore at sunrise glad I didn't hear that go off would have been a shock ☺

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    Charlie StewartAh, that is what the boom was! Great work at ever Hastings RNLI

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    Ann Twinerso pleased evryone got home safely well done to all involved

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    Adam PeckoverNice one! Just shows what a dangerous job they do.

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    Judy RogersWell done to the lifeboat team keeping our fishermen safe

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    Frank D SpiceWell done to all involved keep up the good work especially the EOD boys miss it like mad

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    Doris BrookesWhat about the poor crew, my nephew was out there all night 😳😳😳

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    Rachel Denise CoozeThat's great but I sure hope it was ordnance they blew not a clergyman!

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    Glen HayNice one SON, doing a good job you all stay safe, and see you soon, love you DAD

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    Chris BroughtonHeard it! Thanks for the explanation.

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    Marjorie LoftusWell done to all and thank goodness all are safe and so are we

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    Claire TamplinGreat work well done everyone involved xx

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    Claire-Marie MewettYou guys are just the best....

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    Valerie HammondWell done all of you every one home safe and sound

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    Peter ElliottWell done Hastings ILB

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    Diane TomlinAwesome work well done all!!!

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    Jackie Sellenswell done to all of you xx

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    Roy TrunchionWell done to all.

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    Lesley Prothero SmithSo lucky to have you ! Great work .

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    Sandra PitwellWell done all of you.

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    Ron MumfordWell done all of you.

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    Pleased of my vintage coin purchase today at the Jewellery Sale in aid of the RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station. #Lifeboats #Fundraising #OldHastings.

    Its our amazing Second Hand Jewellery Sale this weekend!
    Saturday and Sunday from 10am at The Lifeboat Station (see our Events Page for more details)
    Come down and buy yourself or a friend a beautiful bargain πŸ™‚

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    Its our amazing Second Hand Jewellery Sale this weekend!
Saturday and Sunday from 10am at The Lifeboat Station (see our Events Page for more details)
Come down and buy yourself or a friend a beautiful bargain :) 

Picture from last years event!

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    Hastings All Weather Lifeboat was requested to launch at 1650 this afternoon after our colleagues at RNLI Dungeness Lifeboat station had commenced a tow with a small yacht with 2 persons on board which needed onward passage to Eastbourne. After picking up the tow and putting a crew member on board, slow passage was made in force 6 winds & 2m swells, finally leaving the yacht safely in Sovereign Marina at around 2045. After a tricky low tide recovery, the ALB was washed, refueled and ready for service by 2330.

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Hastings All Weather Lifeboat was requested to launch at 1650 this afternoon after our colleagues at RNLI  Dungeness Lifeboat station had commenced a tow with a small yacht with 2 persons on board which needed onward passage to Eastbourne. After picking up the tow and putting a crew member on board, slow passage was made in force 6 winds & 2m swells, finally leaving the yacht safely in Sovereign Marina at around 2045. After a tricky low tide recovery, the ALB was washed, refueled and ready for service by 2330.

Pic: yacht safely under tow en route to Eastbourne

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    Chris Fagg...WELL DONE ! What was their problem ?..good sailing weather for going west !...hope it worked out ...

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    Sue BeattieLong night. Well done all of you in rough conditions by the sound of it. Proud ☺

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    Gayna Heidi Fiona MillsWell done to you all

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    Ann Twinerwell done another good job done x

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    Chris van RockBrilliant as usual

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    Judy PebodyWell done guys

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    Fiona StewartWell done all. Great everyone got back safe. Stay safe.

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    Jan HillWell done. Glad you're safe.

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    Tony Beanie RichardsonAwesome job guys

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared 1066 Kids Holiday Club's post.

    Looking forward to welcoming 1066 Kids Holiday Club to the Lifeboat Station:)
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    ***PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED*** Limited places. October Half Term Kids Holiday Club 24th to 28th October 2016. Horntye Park For ages 5-12. As well as all the usual fun, activies, arts and crafts we have an amazing programme booked! Monday 24th October Billy the Chef Option for full day Football & Futsal Camp Tuesday 25th October Beach trip. RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station Option for full day Football & Futsal Camp Wriggles and Giggles Events Wednesday 26th October Wing Chun Kung Fu Option for Phoenix Stars Stage Company Camp Thursday 27th October Fire station visit Wriggles & Giggles Events Option for Phoenix Stars Stage Company Camp Friday 28th October Police Visit Football & Cricket To book visit 1066kidsclub.co.uk/programme/

    Looking forward to welcoming 1066 Kids Holiday Club to the Lifeboat Station:)

    Ever seen what it's like bringing a Mersey class lifeboat ashore?
    Our lifeboat has protected propellers and is designed to hit the beach and be pulled back up to to her carriage
    Our dedicated Launch Team are there to make sure this is all done correctly and safely
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    Lavinia McIntyreYou're all angels!

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 20 new photos.

    A few photos from this morning exercise!
    #OctoberSunshine
    Man Over Board drills and Salvage Pump exercises were just couple of the disciplines the crew practiced
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    A few photos from this morning exercise!
#OctoberSunshine
Man Over Board drills and Salvage Pump exercises were just couple of the disciplines the crew practiced

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    Ann Twinerfantastic pictures ,wish i had known about this would have liked to have been down to see it

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    Debbie BiddissKyla Roberts show libbie

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    Dave TappingThey do fantastic work saving lives πŸ–’

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    A massive Β£2,587 was raised at the 65th Annual Harvest Home Auction last night!

    A resounding success once again! All money raised goes to Hastings Lifeboat & RNLI Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station

    A big thank you to the New Beach Club at Pett Level for hosting the event, the auctioneers and for everyone else who helped out and donated.
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    A massive Β£2,587 was raised at the 65th Annual Harvest Home Auction last night!

A resounding success once again! All money raised goes to Hastings Lifeboat & RNLI Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station

A big thank you to the New Beach Club at Pett Level for hosting the event, the auctioneers and for everyone else who helped out and donated.

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    Ron MumfordA really fantastic amount,well done all involved.

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    Ann Twinerbrilliant

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    Megan Clarkey ClarkeWhat an excellent result .. well done to you all πŸ™‚

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    Lynn GrantNice one me old young'un.

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared their photo.

    Don't forget its the Annual Harvest Home Charity Auction at Pett Level tonight!

    A great night out, all funds to RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station and RNLI Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station
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    Its the Annual Pett Level Harvest Home on the1st October! The Harvest Home is an annual charity auction for RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station & RNLI Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station, held at the New Beach Club in Pett Level. The Harvest Home was first held in 1952 at the Club, which was located at The Smuggler Today, in their 65th year they keep the tradition of collecting donations from the local area to be sold at auction. Their collectors and auctioneers are all volunteers including members of the local Coastguard Please come along and support this event! A great evening out!

    Dont forget its the Annual Harvest Home Charity Auction at Pett Level tonight!

A great night out, all funds to RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station and RNLI Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station

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    Second Hand Jewellery Sale

    October 8, 2016, 10:00am

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station

    Its our amazing Second Hand Jewelley Sale on the 7th and 8th of October! 10am onwards each day Lots of beautiful second hand jewellery - watches, rings, necklaces, bracelets and much more All proceeds to RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station

    Second Hand Jewellery Sale

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared Blackmarket VIP Venue's event.

    An amazing event in aid of RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station

    Come down and see some great local bands playing, only Β£1 admission πŸ™‚
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    Charity Event For Hastings Lifeboat

    October 15, 2016, 9:00pm

    Blackmarket VIP Venue

    The BlackMarket VIP (Venue bar) will be open to raise money for the lifeboat. All the proceeds from the door will go to the charity. There will be live music from the don't knows and Joe&Dave. We will then continue to party untill 1:30

    Charity Event For Hastings Lifeboat

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared 1066 Kids Holiday Club's post.

    Excited to be welcoming 1066 Kids Holiday Club to Hastings Lifeboat Station next month!
    We are looking forward to seeing you all πŸ™‚
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    ANNOUNCEMENT! We have been working hard in the background and we can now announce we will be visiting RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station for our upcoming October Half Term Camp! An amazing organisation run by volunteers. Your children will get a tour of the station and learn about respecting the water. Vitally important life skills. A huge thanks to 247 247 Coaches who will be safely driving us there and back from Horntye Park for FREE! Visit our website to book on. We expect to be full for the October Camp!

    Excited to be welcoming 1066 Kids Holiday Club to Hastings Lifeboat Station next month!
We are looking forward  to seeing you all :)

    Its the Annual Pett Level Harvest Home on the1st October!

    The Harvest Home is an annual charity auction for RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station & RNLI Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station, held at the New Beach Club in Pett Level.
    The Harvest Home was first held in 1952 at the Club, which was located at The Smuggler
    Today, in their 65th year they keep the tradition of collecting donations from the local area to be sold at auction. Their collectors and auctioneers are all volunteers including members of the local Coastguard

    Please come along and support this event! A great evening out!
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    Its the Annual Pett Level Harvest Home on the1st October!

The Harvest Home is an annual charity auction for RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station & RNLI Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station, held at the New Beach Club in Pett Level.
The Harvest Home was first held in 1952 at the Club, which was located at The Smuggler
Today, in their 65th year they keep the tradition of collecting donations from the local area to be sold at auction. Their collectors and auctioneers are all volunteers including members of the local Coastguard

Please come along and support this event! A great evening out!

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared Councillor James Bacon's photo. ... Read moreSee less

    Great to see this photo of the Hastings Lifeboat Crew in 1932 also including my Great Grandfather, Larry Stoneham. #Local #Lifeboats #OldHastings.

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    Exercise Launch!

    September 21, 2016, 6:00pm

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station

    Watch both of Hastings Lifeboats launch on exercise? Launch 1800, Recover 2000 (Subject to operations) Best view from Harbour Arm

    Exercise Launch!

    A massive thank you to the organisers of the 2016 Hastings Free Beach Concert who presented the crew with a cheque for a massive Β£2,500 on Tuesday evening!
    The money raised will go towards buying new dry suits and wet weather gear for our new crew members.
    Thank you to all the organisers, collectors etc and bands who took part, it's really appreciated!

    The presentation that was held at East Hastings Angling Club also saw cheques presented to Sea Cadets Hastings & Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat
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    A massive thank you to the organisers of the 2016 Hastings Free Beach Concert who presented the crew with a cheque for a massive Β£2,500 on Tuesday evening!
The money raised will go towards buying new dry suits and wet weather gear for our new crew members.
Thank you to all the organisers, collectors etc and bands who took part, its really appreciated!

The presentation that was held at East Hastings Angling Club also saw cheques presented to Sea Cadets Hastings & Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared Kevin Brookshaw's post.

    A great short video of our lifeboats on exercise from back in April!
    With thanks to Kevin Brookshaw for sharing it with us
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    Here's a short video I took back in April....

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station updated their cover photo.

    A great photo of our Lifeboats launching on exercise yesterday!
    Credit with permission to Pablo Destone via Hastings Old Town Appreciation Group
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    A great photo of our Lifeboats launching on exercise yesterday!
Credit with permission to Pablo Destone via Hastings Old Town Appreciation Group

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    Veronica RoddGreat photo many thanks

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 4 new photos.

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    Hastings All Weather Lifeboat was requested to launch at 17:33 yesterday evening after the Coastguard received reports of a small angling vessel in trouble.
    The ALB quickly located the vessel which came from Rye Harbour and took her and her occupants safely under tow. However with a falling tide they would be unable to get into Rye so the boat was safely anchored off of Hastings Harbour and the occupants brought ashore.
    It will be recovered today
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Hastings All Weather Lifeboat was requested to launch at 17:33 yesterday evening after the Coastguard received reports of a small angling vessel in trouble. 
The ALB quickly located the vessel which came from Rye Harbour and took her and her occupants safely under tow. However with a falling tide they would be unable to get into Rye so the boat was safely anchored off of Hastings Harbour and the occupants brought ashore.
It will be recovered today

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    Sue BeattieWell done guys. Busy busy 😊

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    Fiona StewartRespect to you all. Great work.

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    Veronica RoddWonderful well done everyone great admiration of you all

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    Jackie Sellenswell done you are all amazing xxxx

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    Ian EdwardsWell done to the crew.

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    Peter WhiteWell done guys.

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    Sharon VooghtWell done all xx

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared Hastings Coastguard Rescue team's post.

    Great pictures from today's dog rescue courtesy of Hastings Coastguard
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    β€ΌοΈπŸ“Ÿβ€ΌοΈ 04/09/16 1348hrs - the team were tasked by Dover Coastguard following a report of a dog having gone over the cliff at Eccelesbourne Glen. Due to the possibility of a technical rope rescue, Rye Bay CRT were tasked to back us up. Our team quickly arrived on scene and located the dog, which was on the beach having fallen 20-30ft over the cliff. Fortunately, the dog appeared to have sustained no injuries. Due to the location and given the sea/tide state, it was decided that the safest way to recover the dog, was by sea, so we requested the assistance of Hastings inshore lifeboat. The lifeboat quickly arrived on scene, and put a member of their crew on shore to recover the dog. The RNLI crewman and dog then swam out to the waiting lifeboat, and the boat returned to the lifeboat station to be reunited with her owners. Another positive outcome today. Please remember to keep your dogs on leads when walking near cliffs, as dogs sometimes don't realise the dangers they put themselves in!

    Great pictures from todays dog rescue  courtesy of Hastings Coastguard

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    Sandra PitwellGreat photos, glad it had a happy ending. RNLI are great where would we all be without them.

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    Jackie SellensI no they are amazing and they risk there lifes to help others who need it πŸ™‚ xxxx

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    Eileen GilroyBrilliant people thank you all so much what would we do without you x

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    Veronica RoddThey do a wonderful job

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    Sarah Dobson Was MartinWell done

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    Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 14:31 by Dover CG after they received reports of a dog over the cliff at Ecclesbourne Glen.
    The ILB and her volunteer crew were quickly on scene and located Basil the Spaniel on the rocks.
    The ILB put a member of crew ashore to get him then with Basil safely on board the lifeboat he was returned back to the lifeboat station where he was met by his thankful owners and HM Coastguard Rye Bay
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Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 14:31 by Dover CG after they received reports of a dog over the cliff at Ecclesbourne Glen.
The ILB and her volunteer crew were quickly on scene and located Basil the Spaniel on the rocks.
The ILB put a member of crew ashore to get him then with Basil safely on board the lifeboat he was returned back to the lifeboat station where he was met by his thankful owners and HM Coastguard Rye Bay

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    Dan WillettBy coincidence Sue Beattie me and and my daughter were waking through Ecclesbourne Glen and were with the dogs owners when it happened! Glad that Bazil was rescued ok!!! x well done!

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    Ceri StokoeSue Stokoe thought you'd be interested to know that the boat you saw today was on its way back from rescuing a pup! Yeay for nice stories πŸ˜ƒ

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    David GregoryFrom Dog lovers eveywhere. Thank thank you. These creaters own our heart and are an important part of our family keep up the good work πŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸ˜„

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    Angela LanghamWell done to the crew of the lifeboat! And I bet his owners are so pleased to have him home safe and sound.

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    Suzanne MillenI'm a dog lover so think you are wonderful people!!

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    Sandra PitwellWell done to the crew and all concerned.

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    Tammy Louise Taylor TuppenneyAnother great dog rescue well done

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    Kev WattsGlad he is ok and alive , it could have ended worse

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    Rich LarmourGood result. Well done Hastings RNLI, ILB crew.

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    Sam JeffriesWell done lovely to see a happy ending xx

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    James SmithWell done to all involved.

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    Tracy WattsThank you so much!

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    Sue BeattieAnd again guys well done. Busy busy. Proud ☺

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    Yvonne TarrantWell done all of you, you're all amazing β›΅

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    Julie HarrisSo glad Basil is safe πŸ™‚

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    Sarah BaileyIncredible work- thanks x

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    Peter WhiteWell done lads and lasses.

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    Lynne ChampionWell done guys,xxxx

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    Veronica RoddWell done everyone

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    Lynn SimonsHappy ending!

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    Julie HarrisWell done πŸ™‚

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    Gayna Heidi Fiona MillsWell done everyone

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    Angie HampBrilliant

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    Alex 'Taff' EmberleyWell done guys!!

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    Susan SuttonWell done!

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    Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 0409 this morning for reports of a person in the water 100yards south of Hastings Skate Park.
    With the ALL Weather Lifeboat placed on 'immediate readiness' to assist if needed, the ILB and her 3 crew launched in the dark into rough conditions (SW 6, gusting 7) and were quickly on scene.

    Sussex Police, South East Coast Ambulance Service & Hastings Coastguard were also on scene but had lost sight of the casualty from the shore, so the ILB put up two white parachute flares to illuminate the area and soon located him.
    The casualty was quickly hauled on board and taken safely ashore through the surf to awaiting Paramedics on the beach.

    With conditions too rough to re-launch the recovery vehicle made its way to scene to recover the ILB from the shore.
    Everyone safely back at station at 0535
    Great effort by all Emergency Services involved #teamwork

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Hastings ILB was requested to launch  at 0409 this morning for reports of a person in the water 100yards south of Hastings Skate Park.
With the ALL Weather Lifeboat placed on immediate readiness to assist if needed, the ILB and her 3 crew launched in the dark into rough conditions (SW  6, gusting 7) and were quickly on scene.

Sussex Police, South East Coast Ambulance Service & Hastings Coastguard were also on scene but had lost sight of the casualty from the shore, so the ILB put up two white parachute flares to illuminate the area and soon located him. 
The casualty was quickly hauled on board and taken safely ashore through the surf to awaiting Paramedics on the beach.

With conditions too rough to re-launch the recovery vehicle made its way to scene to recover the ILB from the shore.
Everyone safely back at station at 0535
Great effort by all Emergency Services involved #teamwork

L-R Ashley, Pete and Glenn

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    Darren AbelI was one third of the ambulance crew on scene. Well done for finding him. We lost sight of him for some time. Was amazing to see you steaming towards the shore with him on board.

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    Hadley BournerWas almost on scene. Great team effort from all services involved.

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    Susan KeyteGood work guys. Was the casualty on a Kayak ?

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    Donnaa NichollWas worried looking out the window this morning seeing everyone searching, as only live across from the skate park,didn't know what was going on, but well done to everyone!

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    Paula CorleyHave you been watching the programme about the RNLI Gillian it's been so good, I get palpitations watching it. The volunteers are just amazing x

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    Karen GoringThe rescue services are all heroes. Well done in finding and saving the person life.

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    Anne MorrisGreat job from everyone whithout rnli lfes would be lost x

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    Sue BeattieWell done everyone. Brilliant team effort. Proud of you all ☺

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    Joyce PadghamWell done, it's great to know that you are there for us if we need you!!

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    Sandra McLeodBrilliant teamwork by all emergency services, well done for helping others.

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    Kelly Ann Morton-ShawNeed one of them boats at camber Sands on stand by x

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    Keith BlizardTrue heroes, great respect for all lifeboat crews

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    Sandra PitwellWell done all involved.

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    Jane Ripley NealeThankyou for always being there!

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    Louise HopkinsonWell done Lifeboat crew!

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    Alyson CookAll heroes in my eyes. Well done all involved πŸ™‚

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    Sunnie BunnieFantastic job life saved your the best x

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    Claire-Marie MewettI love you guys, should probably buy you all a beer

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    James RuddTop work! You guys are amazing

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    Freda RiminiAll in a day's work - by volunteers!

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    Chris MeachenGood job well done, brave lads..

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    Chris FaggCongratulations on a job WELL DONE !...

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    Alex 'Taff' EmberleyWell done guys! #lifesaved.

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    Hayley BrownWell done all! Super job πŸ‘Œ

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    Brian CreedenAnother great job by all u are all amazing

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    Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 12:25 today after the Coastguard received reports of a kayaker in trouble 3/4 of a mile south of Galley Hill, Bexhill.
    The ILB and her crew of 3 quickly made their way to scene and located the casualty who was exhausted after falling out of his kayak and not being able to get back in.
    He was taken aboard and both him and his kayak were safely brought ashore to an awaiting ambulance.
    The ILB returned to scene to escort his buddy who was in a 2nd kayak ashore then returned to station.
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Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 12:25 today after the Coastguard received reports of a kayaker in trouble 3/4 of a mile south of Galley Hill, Bexhill.
The ILB and her crew of 3 quickly made their way to scene and located the casualty who was exhausted after falling out of his kayak and not being able to get back in.
He was taken aboard and both him and his kayak were safely brought ashore to an awaiting ambulance. 
The ILB returned to scene to escort his buddy who was in a 2nd kayak ashore then returned to station.

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    Andrew ParryCan't give enough thanks to the Hastings crew, and the crews of MFVs Orion and KT for their help with for my son. Luckily we were fairly well equipped and I was able to call Mayday on my VHF as soon as I realised my son could not self-rescue in the increasingly lumpy conditions. Please please please no - one go out on kayaks without at the very least a phone in a waterproof case and wear a lifejacket . My son would probably be dead now if we had not had the right kit and the right help.

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    Chris ParryWell done Hastings RNLI, all you RNLI guys do an amazing job around the coast #Happisburgh RNLI

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    Amos Paul MakGood to see all ended up well. Im sure the course all three of us was on in Dover helped.

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    Claire-Marie MewettWell done Hastings RNLI! so proud.

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    Mark CrameSo pleased you are both ok Andy, well done Hastings!

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    Jim MarshRNLI do it again, magic. good call Andrew. cheers Jim

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    David MorrisGood call, glad you are safe.

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    Dan EnglandAmazing job again guys πŸ‘πŸ‘

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    Chris van RockBusy at the moment , but always appreciated X

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    Sandra PitwellWell done

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    Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 12:08 today after a 16ft speedboat that was anchored off of Hastings became parted from its anchor and started drifting towards rocks.
    The ILB and her volunteer crew were quickly on scene and safely took the boat under tow back to Hastings Motor Boat & Yacht Club.
    All persons on board safe
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    Caroline BendellThis was just after our visit πŸ˜€

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    It is with deep sadness that we share this news with you all. The RNLI gold medal posthumously awarded to William Trevelyan Richards, Coxswain of the ill fated lifeboat 'Solomon Browne' has gone missing, suspected stolen. The medal was recently identified as missing from a dedicated secure facility at the charity's head office in Poole. Despite an extensive search the medal is still missing and police have been notified of a suspected theft. This medal is of huge historical importance to our station, to the families of the crew who lost their lives so heroically, to the wider community of Mousehole & Newlyn, the RNLI and beyond. Trevelyan's gold medal is irreplaceable and our priority is to see it returned to his family as soon as possible. If you have any information as to the current whereabouts of this medal, or can assist in anyway please contact Dorset Police by calling 101, quoting incident number 02:136. Information can also be reported anonymously to CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555111, or via the RNLI on 0300 300 9990. Please spread the word and help us to get Trevelyan's medal back where it belongs - thank you. rnli.org/NewsCentre/Pages/RNLI-in-appeal-for-missing-gold-medal-awarded-to-Penlee-coxswain.aspx

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    Ann Twinerhow can somone stoop so low,,i hope it is finally returned to you

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    Suzanne MillenWhat a shame.......

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    Fiona StewartHow sad. I hope and pray you get it returned.

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    On this day, 29th August 1964, a new Oakley-class lifeboat came into service at #Hastings RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station. @RNLI She was built by Osborne's of Littlehampton and was later named 'Fairlight'. This is a scan of a photograph of her taken in the 1960s by my Uncle (John Folkes), and is one of two of his of the lifeboat that hang on my wall.

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    Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 19:31 yesterday evening after the Coastguard received reports of a family being cut off by the tide at Ecclesbourne Glen.
    The ILB and her volunteer crew were quickly on scene and brought the family safely back to the lifeboat station where they met by Hastings Coastguard
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    Sandra DiamondAs the family being discussed here I would like to say a huge thank you to the guys at RNLI and the Coastguards who were amazing, we can't thank you enough. What a fantastic bunch you all are. To Molly and Oleta - our heartfelt thanks - I'm glad your names are on here as we didn't know where to find you to say thank you. Without you we faced many hours stuck on the rocks. In answer to others, it is easy to judge (as we do often ourselves) - we have done this walk many times as it's a favourite and always check the tides - low tide being 3.10 on Sunday. We walked from Pett Level to Fairlight Glen across the cliffs arriving at the beach around 4.00. We then walked for over an hour along the beach back towards Pett. What we found was considerable rock fall at one headland, barring our way. We hadn't done the walk since before winter and hadn't encountered this previously. Much of the beach seems to have disappeared under rock fall now. We then walked back to Fairlight Glen and were told that it was about a 40 min walk to Hastings. We then encountered considerable rock fall at Ecclesbourne Glen near the end of our journey. This sadly was too large and dangerous to attempt to climb over. By then we didn't judge it safe to try and attempt to return to Fairlight Glen as it was getting late, there was an onshore wind and high tide was 10. Luckily Molly and Oleta arrived and made the call as we had no signal. As a family of very strong swimmers and seasoned walkers of that region, calling out the RNLI was the last thing we ever expected to have to do but I and my family now have even greater respect for the work that the RNLI and the Coast Guards do as volunteers.I for one will never be so quick to judge other people's difficulties again and am so pleased that the team don't either as you just never know. Sandra, Tony, Christopher and Thomas.

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    Sarah DochertyThank goodness they were OK, but when will people learn about incoming tides 😑

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    Suzanne MillenSomething I didn't know about Ecclestone!!! Well done all of you!

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    Daphne AdamsTheir fame grows bigger and wider Lisa Jayne Adams. SO SO very proud of our two girls, Molly n Oleta.xx

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    Steve BeazleySaw this happening from the West Hill and confirms what looked like a family being brought back. Well done guys n girls.

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    Lisa Jayne AdamsDaphne Adams. our girls done good. well done Molly and oleta. proud mum moment!

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    Lee ShawPeople never learn and put others in danger not good

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    Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 16:47 this afternoon to reports of a dingy possibly in trouble off of St Leonards!
    The ILB and her volunteer crew were quickly on scene and after checking with everyone in the area who all appeared to be safe and well the ILB stood down.
    Call made in good faith!
    Two of our launch crew made the boat too! And Colin had a happy birthday splash 😊
    L-R Mick & Colin
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Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 16:47 this afternoon to reports of a dingy possibly in trouble off of St Leonards!
The ILB and her volunteer crew were quickly on scene and after checking with everyone in the area who all appeared to be safe and well the ILB stood down. 
Call made in good faith!
Two of our launch crew made the boat too! And Colin had a happy birthday splash 😊
L-R Mick & Colin

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    Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 17:48 yesterday to reports of a jet ski sinking near the harbour.
    The ILB and her volunteer crew were quickly on scene took the ski safely under tow back to the lifeboat station. All persons safe
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Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 17:48 yesterday to reports of a jet ski sinking near the harbour.
The ILB and her volunteer crew were quickly on scene took the ski safely under tow back to the lifeboat station. All persons safe

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    Sue BeattieCertainly being kept busy guys. Proud of you ☺

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    Dorothy Alice Van MoppesAshley is this the one we saw the other day??

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    Sheila DevineChris Payne

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 4 new photos.

    The morning after! #LifeboatShout
    Even when our full time coxswain is away on holiday our volunteer crew come down in their free time to make sure Sealink Endeavour is washed down properly and free from salt!
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    The morning after! #LifeboatShout
Even when our full time coxswain is away on holiday our volunteer crew come down in their free time to make sure Sealink Endeavour is washed down properly and free from salt!

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    Sue BeattieGood work guys. She's so well looked after πŸ˜€

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    A busy evening for our volunteer crews!
    Our ILB was paged at 19:07 to assist a sailing dingy in difficulty. Quickly on scene the crew rigged a tow and brought the boat safely back to the beach by the Motor Boat & Yacht Club at Rock a Nore.

    The ILB was paged once again at 20:08 after Dover CG received reports of a paraglider ditching in the water. The ILB quickly launched again but with the failing light our ALB also launched to assist.
    Along with Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat a thorough multi ship search of the area was carried out but with nothing found the boats were stood down.
    Aldo in attendance Hastings & Rye Bay Coastguard teams.
    Both boats refuelled and ready for service again at 00:30
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A busy evening for our volunteer crews!
Our ILB was paged at 19:07 to assist a sailing dingy in difficulty. Quickly on scene the crew rigged a tow and brought the boat safely back to the beach by the Motor Boat & Yacht Club at Rock a Nore. 

The ILB was paged once again at 20:08 after Dover CG received reports of a paraglider ditching in the water. The ILB quickly launched again but with the failing light our ALB also launched to assist. 
Along with Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat a thorough multi ship search of the area was carried out but with nothing found the boats were stood down.
Aldo in attendance Hastings & Rye Bay Coastguard teams. 
Both boats refuelled and ready for service again at 00:30

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    Phil LanganWell done all involved 😊

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    Sandra PitwellWell done.

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    Paul EasterbrookEnough respect due to these brave men and women

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    Megan Clarkey ClarkeIt's been a busy few days for you and Rye Harbour RNLI Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station. Well done to you and let's hope it quietens down (!)

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    A massive congratulations to Chris Cooper who received his 20yr Long Service Award last night!
    In his time at Hastings Chris has served as a member of the Launch Team, ILB and All Weather Lifeboat crew. He was joined by friends and family to receive his award from Peter Adams, Lifeboat Operations Manager.
    Well done Chris!
    A massive thank you to the Dolphin Inn for the fabulous buffet and hospitality 😊
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    A massive congratulations to Chris Cooper who received his 20yr Long Service Award last night!
In his time at Hastings Chris has served as a member of the Launch Team, ILB and All Weather Lifeboat crew. He was joined by friends and family to receive his award from Peter Adams, Lifeboat Operations Manager.
Well done Chris! 
A massive thank you to the Dolphin Inn for the fabulous buffet and hospitality  😊

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    After yesterdays tragic incident at Camber Sands where five people lost their life, please share the RNLIs #RespectTheWater campaign by going to
    rnli.org/safety/respect-the-water/Pages/Safety.aspx

    #AvoidRipCurrents #VisitLifeguardedBeaches
    #KnowWhatToDo
    and #BeSafe at the beach!

    Spread the word and #RespectTheWater
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    After yesterdays tragic incident at Camber Sands where five people lost their life, please share the RNLIs  #RespectTheWater campaign by going to
http://rnli.org/safety/respect-the-water/Pages/Safety.aspx

#AvoidRipCurrents #VisitLifeguardedBeaches 
#KnowWhatToDo
and #BeSafe at the beach! 

Spread the word and #RespectTheWater

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    Sue HowardDo any of our local beaches have lifeguards?

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    Fiona StewartSo sad that it all comes down to money. The RNLI and coastal lifeguards should be government funded! These people at RNLI have to rely on donations and I believe most of the team are volunteers. Disgusting! We are an island surrounded by water, this needs to be patrolled to save people's life's.

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    House HouseRNLI should seriously question the council in Camber as to whether having 'Beach patrol' dressed in 'lifeguard colours and clothing' is fundamentally misleading to the public. In many ways they try to look like the RNLI but without the training.

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    Mary GarlandWhat about all the money Rother Disticrt council make from the car parks at Camber Sands! THOUSANDS 😑😑😑😑

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    Az BaldwinI used to remember lifeguards yrs n yrs ago at Camber... What happened

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    Patrick Paul MeyerWe all moved away after the council cut the rescue budget to zero.

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    NEXT EXERCISE

    Published on April 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

    Wednesday 29th April, Launch 1800, Recover 2000 (Subject to operations). Β Best view from Harbour Arm

     
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    EVENTS AT HASTINGS LIFEBOAT STATION

    Published on April 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

    Future Events at Hastings Lifeboat Station!

    * 4th May 10am-4pm REFRESHMENTS AT THE LIFEBOAT STATION
    Its the Hastings Traditional ‘Jack in the Green’ Event on the 4th of May and is also a day when thousands of motorcyclists descend on the town forming part of the ‘May Day Run’. The atmosphere in Town is amazing and is one of the biggest events of the year.Β The Lifeboat Station will be serving Tea, Coffee and Refreshments to Morris Dancers, Motorcyclists, Locals and Visitors alike between 10am & 4pm.The shop is open for all your RNLI gifts and the Station is open to view the Lifeboat and equipment (viewing Platform and interactive displays).Β Pop in and say hi? πŸ™‚

    * 16th June 7:30pm SOCIETY QUIZ. Β Come along to our fantastic quiz?Β Teams of 4, only Β£2pp. Raffle! At:Β East Hastings Sea Angling Association, The Stade, Old Town

    * 17th June 7:30pm BLESSING OF THE SEA. Β This is a traditional ceremony where the Lifeboats, local fishing fleet and boats from Hastings, along with all that go to Sea are blessed and those that have lost their lives at sea are remembered. Β Reverends from our Local Parrish lead the blessing from the stern of the Lifeboat and will be joined by Lifeboat Crew, Launchers and Volunteers from the Station. Β Readings, Hymns and music from Sussex Brass. Β All Welcome! Come along and join in?

    Please see our Facebook Pages for more details on our eventsΒ https://www.facebook.com/Hastingslifeboat/events

     
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    SPRING FLING EVENT A CRACKING SUCCESS

    Published on April 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

    An amazing Β£441 was raised at our Spring Fling on the 4th April!
    Many people attended throughout the day contributing to its success.

    Along with selling Tea, Coffee and Cakes we had Shanty Singers, Β singing from ‘Now & Then’ A Capella Group, an Easter Bonnet parade and Best Decorated Egg Competition

    A massive thank you to all the Lifeboat volunteers who helped make the day such a success including the Society, crew and launchers, the Easter Bunny, the singers and to everyone who turned up to support us. Β It was a great day

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    LAUNCH CREW RUNNING FOR FUEL!

    Published on March 3, 2015 in Uncategorized

    Help keep our Inshore Lifeboat fuelled up!
    Launch crew from Hastings are running the Half Marathon on the 22nd March in aid of Hastings Lifeboat Station
    Please show your support by visiting their fundraising page to find out why they are running and how you can donate?

    https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/hastingslifeboat2015

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    WELCOME DONATION FROM PETT LEVEL!

    Published on March 3, 2015 in Uncategorized

    Crew and launchers from Hastings Lifeboat and RNLI Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station gathered at The New Beach Club, Pett Level last weekend pettto gratefully receive a cheque for the money raised at last year’s Annual Harvest Home Auction.
    Hastings and Rye RNLI were each presented with a massive Β£1108.00 from members of the club and HM Coastguard Rye Bay.
    Thank you so much for the donation guys, it is really appreciated and will be put towards saving life at sea

     
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