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Nautical fun in abundance at fundraising day

By West Briton  |  Posted: August 14, 2014

  • Coverack Lifeboat Day. 09/08/2014. Jenny Markley, Elaine Daw, Trish Bruce and Lorna Lowe manned the RNLI merchandise stall. Picture by Keith Richards. TRKR20140809B-004_C

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BUMPER crowds enjoyed a day of nautical fun at a picturesque Cornish village.

Coverack's Lifeboat Day, raising money for the RNLI, took place on Saturday and featured visits from the Falmouth lifeboat and a rescue helicopter from Culdrose, who put on a display for spectators.

Visitors browsed amongst a wide range of stalls and were entertained by a display of traditional lobster pot making by local craftsman, David Harrison.

Patty Murphy, RNLI Coverack branch secretary, said: "We had a wonderful turnout and the weather was absolutely perfect, which was ideal for the helicopter demonstration in the bay. Visitors numbers were higher than last year and a record amount of money was also taken on the souvenir stall, which was up by more than £500 on the previous year."

The event has raised more than £4,000 to date, with a lobster pot yet to be auctioned.

Other attractions on offer were an exhibition from St Keverne Historical Society showcasing the region during the First World War, and a display of model boats by resident Ivor Johns.

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