Aberdeen Lifeboat - Open Day 20.08.2017

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Aberdeen Lifeboat - Open Day 20.08.2017

Post by haiax0 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:38 pm

Head on down this weekend for a tour Aberdeen's Lifeboats. (Admission free!)

Meet the crew and 'Stormy Stan' (our mascot lifeboatman). Learn more about Water Safety. Gordon Highlanders Pipe Band. Visiting displays by Coastguard Rescue Team, Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance and Fire & Rescue. Teas, tray bakes, BBQ, souvenir stalls.

A fun few hours for all the family. (subject to operational commitments). Ample on-street parking nearby.

There will also be a free vintage bus service to/from Aberdeen Lifeboat Open Day on a 1960s Aberdeen City double decker that will pick up from a temporary stance on Union Street outside Aberdeen Sheriff Court at 1.00pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm, with regular returns throughout the event to the regular stance at union STD/Castlegate.

Want to keep up with this and other Aberdeen Lifeboat news? 'Follow' the ABERDEEN LIFEBOAT Facebook page to be first with the news of what we're up to. :2up :2up

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Re: Aberdeen Lifeboat - Open Day 20.08.2017

Post by Dave » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:12 pm

Sounds good

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Re: Aberdeen Lifeboat - Open Day 20.08.2017

Post by willian » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:48 am

Nice, loads on this weekend...... all on the same day :eek

Deeside Speed Festival, Custom Bike Show in the Broch and the Lifeboat

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Re: Aberdeen Lifeboat - Open Day 20.08.2017

Post by haiax0 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:34 pm

Stonehaven harbour festival next weekend too! town will be in lock down for the half marathon, dont get caught out folks.

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Re: Aberdeen Lifeboat - Open Day 20.08.2017

Post by willian » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:33 am

Good shout cheers :2up

Went to the Aberdeen Lifeboat thingy, the wee man enjoyed it until the ramp alarm went off continuously for 20 mins on a cargo ship across the dock and really upset him. :(

Took him to the seafront for an ice cream and a tear about on his balance bike to make it up and he wis fair trikkit :freebird

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Re: Aberdeen Lifeboat - Open Day 20.08.2017

Post by haiax0 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:07 am

:2up

Was a good turn out, well supported event. Thanks for coming down. :2up

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Re: Aberdeen Lifeboat - Open Day 20.08.2017

Post by willian » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:19 am

Aye it was good.

We didn't get on the lifeboat as it was always full every time we turned up at the gate....so he was a bitty hacked off with that :angryfire

The ice cream and two wheels put that fire out and will catch the open day again next year :log

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Re: Aberdeen Lifeboat - Open Day 20.08.2017

Post by haiax0 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:27 am

Was a tough one to gauge as we where letting 20 people on at a time, any more than that and it would have been too crowded and to hard to manage with such a small crew. The sheer volume of people by mid morning did mean that queuing for 15 mins was necessary for a tour round the stoney and the Aberdeen all weather boats. Definitely worth the wait many said.

Look forward to seeing you both next year! FYI stoney harbour day is on this weekend also, the wee man might get another shot if he inst boated out. :-)

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Re: Aberdeen Lifeboat - Open Day 20.08.2017

Post by willian » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:06 pm

Ahh ok you were working at it? Nice one.

Yeah we circled and circled waiting to get on the big boat but keeping an almost 3 year old satisfied isn't the easiest haha! We also had commitments in the PM so couldn't wait longer..... and I got asked to move my car so off we went :log

Yeah I saw Stoney RNLI is on, got a few pals that are from there... the harbour will be chokka and theres the ALLFORD and Thunder In The Glen and something else I can't remember that is on this weekend :log

Choices Choices choices! :log

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