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£860raised of £2,400 target by 9 supporters

    Weʼve raised £860 to Cover the cost of transporting the Thomas Lingham lifeboat (ex Rhosniegr 1904) home from France.

    Holyhead, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 8th July 2017

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    Story

    Thomas Lingham - Rhosneigr Lifeboat circa 1904
    A small band of volunteers has got together to form The Holyhead Maritime Heritage Group. The aim of this group will be to work towards helping with Maritime Heritage in Holyhead and on Anglesey. We aim to raise funds to bring the Thomas Lingham back to Holyhead. Once home we will start to fund raise to restore the vessel (a similar boat has been restored in Whitby). Want to help? then please get in touch.
    The Story
    Simon Evans wants to return the Thomas Lingham, which is currently sitting in the middle of a field in France, to its ancestral home of Rhosneigr.
    The lifeboat enthusiast picked her up roughly 20 years ago from a museum in Bristol and had hoped to restore her himself.
    But the 59-year-old, who lives near Auxerre, south of Paris, has 23 lifeboats in his care and fears he will not get around to repairing them all.
    He said: “It is a bit of wreck, I have to be honest.
    “I got the boat from a museum in Bristol years and years ago.
    “I am a big fan of lifeboats and I thought I could restore it.
    “But I’ll be 60 soon, I’m not getting any younger and I fear I have taken on too much.
    “It would be great to see her back up to scratch, in the condition she belongs in.”
    The lifeboat dates back to 1904 and was in service for 20 years.
    Mr Evans added: “The lifeboat was no longer used when the Rhosneigr RNLI station closed in 1924.
    “She has obviously been through a lot since then.
    “One of the options would be to cut it in half and mount it on a wall but the last thing I would want to see is her broken up.

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    • Alan Williams2 years ago
      Alan Williams

      Alan Williams

      2 years ago

      Our thanks to Tim Hale for his kind donation Our thanks also to Land and Lakes for the £200 donation to the appeal.

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    • Alan Williams2 years ago
      Alan Williams

      Alan Williams

      2 years ago

      We have had a donation from Holyhead Town Council, and also a donation from Cocon, both via cheques. Our thanks to both for helping us.

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    2 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 6/26/2017 23.09

    Supporters

    9

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 26, 2017

      Good luck!

    • Mark Rosenthal

      Mark Rosenthal

      Jun 23, 2017

      Hi Alan as promised part of my family's silverware auction to help with the restoration. On behalf of my brother and me in memory of my parents.

    • Paul Martin

      Paul Martin

      Jun 10, 2017

      £15.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 7, 2017

      Donating on behalf of Land & Lakes Anglesey. Good luck for bring her home! And let me know if you need any PR!!

    • tim hale

      tim hale

      Jun 1, 2017

      still hard to find because the spelling is incorrect ! Rhosneigr !

      £100.00

    • Anneliese Higgins Lee

      Anneliese Higgins Lee

      May 11, 2017

      Back where she belongs 😀

      £10.00

    • Steve Goldsbrough

      Steve Goldsbrough

      May 10, 2017

      £10.00

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    Alan Williams

    Alan Williams

    Holyhead, United Kingdom

    Rhosneigr Boat A small band of volunteers has got together to form The Holyhead Heritage Group. The aim of this group will be to work towards helping with Heritage in Holyhead and on Anglesey. We have brought the Thomas Lingham (Ex Rhosneigr Lifeboat) back to Holyhead.

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