Duchess not deterred by gale

A force eight gale coincided with the visit of The Duchess of Kent to Seahouses 25 years ago to launch a new lifeboat.

Thursday, 15th September 2016, 8:47 am
Updated Thursday, 15th September 2016, 2:52 pm
Duchess of Kent at Seahouses in 1991

But the weather didn’t deter visitors as they turned out in their droves to witness the occasion.

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The Grace Darling was the fourth lifeboat to bear the name of Northumberland’s most famous daughter and cost £455,000, with a speed of 16 knots, double that of the one she was replacing.
It was paid for by fund-raising.