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The new 15knot Mersey class lifeboat patrolling the seas off Lytham St Annes has a brand new boat house sited, appropriately enough, next to the local boating lake. The £1.4M structure was designed for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution by architect Poynton Bradbury Wynter Cole. A curved copper roof sits on top of a steel framed brick clad structure intended to fit in with the local seaside architecture. The new boat is carriage launched and replaces an earlier model which ...

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