Crowds flock to Hoylake lifeboat station's open day

Hoylake lifeboat station (stock pic)
Image caption Organisers hope the day will have raised about £20,000 to go towards a new lifeboat

Thousands of people have attended a lifeboat station open day on the Wirral, in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

Hoylake RNLI lifeboat station hosted the event on Bank Holiday Monday.

Visitors were able to explore Hoylake's lifeboat, Lady of Hilbre, watch various aeroplane displays and enjoy entertainment along the promenade.

Organisers said they hoped to have raised about £20,000 to go towards a new lifeboat.

The Lady of Hilbre is 20 years old.

Hoylake's lifeboat station was founded in 1803, making it one of the oldest in the country.

It moved to its current building in 2008.

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