RNLI fundraiser in Carlisle

Royal National Lifeboat Institution volunteers are fundraising in Carlisle city centre to honour a special visit by the William Riley, a 1909 ten-oared lifeboat.

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Historic lifeboat visits Carlisle

Volunteers from the Royal National Lifeboat Institute are fundraising in Carlisle, to honour a special visit by the 'William Riley', a ten-oared lifeboat from 1909.

The historic boat, now owned by the Whitby Historic Lifeboat Trust will be on display in the city centre between 10am and 5pm.

It's the second time in three years that an historic boat has visited the city.

In 2009, a similar lifeboat to the 'William Riley' made its way through the streets as part of the Carlisle RNLI centenary celebrations.

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