Local businesses back lifeboat restoration

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Local businesses came together to play a vital role in the year-long project which has seen a former Hastings lifeboat restored to its former glory.

Among businesses who played an important role were Broxbourne Plant, Trade Paints, Littlewood, Parker Building Supplies, Skinners Sheds and French’s skip hire.

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They were praised for their efforts by Hastings Mayor Judy Rogers, while Dee Day White, of the Lifeboat Trust, said: “We could not have done this without their generosity and hard work.”

The boat, known as the Ghost of Dunkirk, in recognition of her war-time efforts, was hauled to her display site on Saturday in a procession through the Old Town. She can now be seen and admired at the dry-dock by Market Cross, opposite All Saints Church, where many of her former crew-members were christened and married.

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