Blessing the Boats

IMG_20170521_145455412_HDR (800x450)Lyme Regis Town Band began its busy summer season by taking part in the Blessing the Boats Ceremony organised by the RNLI, which took place at the Lifeboat Station on Sunday, 21st May.  The service IMG_20170521_152117790 (800x450)was led by local clergy and organisations connected with the sea took part.  The band provided the accompaniment for the hymns and played Amazing Grace as the lifeboat left the harbour to lay the wreaths at sea, escorted by gigs from the Lyme Regis Gig Club.  As the crowds dispersed after the service the band played the IMG_20170521_145440908_HDR (800x450)stirring march “Westward Ho!”

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