RNLI Hoylake and West Kirby Lifeboat shows record crowds stunned 2009: Involved More

RNLI Hoylake and West Kirby Lifeboat shows record crowds stunned

Get involved MORE than 30,000 people watched the world-famous Red Arrows perform an awe-inspiring display over a packed Wirral coastline yesterday.

The RAF daredevils were the star attraction at the RNLI Hoylake and West Kirby Lifeboat open day, rounding off the event in the late afternoon. Now in its 35th year, the fundraiser attracted record crowds to the coastline between Meols and Red Rocks, in New Brighton. Organiser Carole Jackson said she was delighted with the turn-out and visitors&rsquo continued generosity, despite the economic climate. She added: &ldquoIt was exciting waiting for the Red Arrows because they had a camera on board showing us the scale of the crowds. &ldquoThe event just seems to get bigger and bigger each year and after the heavy rain on Saturday, it was great to be basking in the sunshine.&rdquo

Liverpool comedian Stan Boardman officially opened the free day at noon, welcoming visitors into Hoylake&rsquos new lifeboat station.

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