Today’s training involved spending time on the base, getting things a little ship-shape with our upcoming Open Day in mind!

To start off with, time was spent …

  • Clearing and tidying in the boathouse.
  • Organising some of the events taking place on the Open Day itself.
  • With boat crews discussing and outlining plans for Open Day’s display activities – but those details are still hush-hush (no spoilers here)!

The morning ended with visitors – comedian Jo Brand and her brother Bill! Both have strong family links with the Hastings and Pett Level areas (as anyone whose read Jo’s autobiography Look Back In Hunger will know) and they popped into see us at the base. After a warming coffee, on what was a pretty miserable day compared to the lovely weather we have been experiencing, members of the team showed them around the boathouse for a look at the Margaret and John Pulfer boat.

Jo also agreed to a cheeky photo shoot – many thanks to Bill for taking the photo!

It was great to have such fun visitors and a real privilege to be able to share what we do with others who are so familiar with the area and share such fond memories of the local coastline.

Looking forward to seeing you again Jo and Bill and thanks again for stopping by.