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Crew member spends four weeks restoring RNLI relics

Dwynwen Parry has spent four weeks working on the relics Photo: The RNLI

A RNLI crew member has spent four weeks of continuous work repairing and renovating two historic relics which are to be displayed at a new RNLI station.

Dwynwen Parry was keen to ensure the history of the old Moelfre station, which was demolished in November 2013, was maintained in the new facility.

A 1920s phone kiosk is one of the items restored to its former glory.

The relic will be housed at the new purpose-built and modern facility.

Dwynwen, who's been with the RNLI for 15 years, has also crafted a large table using the roof beams from the old building.

The old Moelfre station was demolished in November 2013 Credit: The RNLI

I have really enjoyed working on these two challenging projects. It is lovely to put a part of the old station and the proud history of the brave volunteer crews who have gone before us into the new Moelfre RNLI Lifeboat Station.

I will get great satisfaction in knowing that both pieces will be enjoyed, not only by today and tomorrow's volunteer lifeboat crews but also by the dedicated supporters of the RNLI charity.

– Dwynwen Parry, RNLI crew member

Dwynwen's engraved all the names of the current Moelfre RNLI crews along with all the Moelfre lifeboats that launched from the old station since 1909 into the table.

Today the the volunteer crew will officially move in to the new station. The Tamar class lifeboat Kiwi will now be able to launch to rescue missions off the Anglesey coast from the new purpose built modern facility.

The Tamar class lifeboat arrived in Moelfre last spring.

A community appeal to raise £100,000 towards the new £10M boathouse has almost reached its target.