Flying Yakalovs set to thrill Hoylake Lifeboat Day crowds

Lifeboat operations manager John Curry during last year's event. Picture: Paul Heaps

Lifeboat operations manager John Curry during last year's event. Picture: Paul Heaps

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THE Flying Yakalovs air display team are set to thrill the crowds during Hoylake Lifeboat Open Day on Bank Holiday Monday, August 25.

There will also be street theatre, stalls, charity stalls, a bouncy castle, brick-a-brac stalls, simulator rides and a funfair during the event on Hoylake Promenade.

Organiser Carole Jackson said: "This is the last open day that the public will be able to see our current Lifeboat as she is being replaced with a brand new one in December.

"Visitors can take the opportunity to go aboard the lifeboat and meet the crew."

Last year, around 30,000 people attended, raising more than £25,000 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute.

Providing the musical entertainment will be 60's band the Beatmasters in Hoylake Sailing Club.

Visitors can also try their hand at roll a dice and win a brand new VW Polo.

Falklands' veteran Simon Weston was special guest during last year's event.

The author - a former Welsh Guardsman who sustained life-changing injuries when the ship Sir Galahad was destroyed in Bluff Cove on the Falkland Islands in 1982 - helped man a table for national soldiers' charity Invisible Injuries.

Looking back on the day Carole Jackson said: "It was an absolutely fantastic day.

"The weather certainly helped, people stayed a lot longer than they usually wouid. There were people picnicking.

"They were there to enjoy the day and the atmosphere was fantastic."

The Bank Holiday Monday fun takes place from 10am-6pm and admission is free.

Hoylake Promenade promenade will be closed to traffic.

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