Hundreds turn out for annual harbour day

Crowds at Cullercoats lifeboat's Harbour Day.
Crowds at Cullercoats lifeboat's Harbour Day.

CROWDS flocked to Cullercoats at the weekend for the village’s annual harbour day.

The event, held by Cullercoats RNLI lifeboat on Saturday, offered stalls as well as food and refreshments.

The volunteer crew members were on hand to show the workings of the lifeboat – proving especially popular with younger visitors – and the lifeboat was launched to demonstrate it at sea.

A number of other demonstrations also took place throughout the day, including of two army vehicles and cliff rescue demonstrations by Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade.

Funds were raised for the lifeboat through a barbecue, cakes, fresh fish and refreshments and crew members also manned various fun stalls.

Lifeboat operations manager Frank Taylor said: “We have had a very successful day and were pleased with the number of visitors who attended.

“This could not have happened without the help of all the people and volunteers linked to Cullercoats RNLI who have made this day possible.

“Also, we have to thank the people who came and spent their money which goes a long way to help our charity’s funding”.

The total amount raised on the day will be known in a few days.