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West Bay: Crowds pack resort for RNLI fundraiser
CROWDS packed West Bay as the harbour burst into life when a fun day was revived in aid of the RNLI.
Bands, dancing, candles on the pier and fancy dress were among attractions at West Bay Day, which was timed to coincide with the closure of the Olympics.
The event was formerly known as Traders’ Day but organiser Chris Deacon revived it with a new name after it fell by the wayside in recent years. This time he joined forces with Coun Gillian Summers and harbourmaster James Radcliffe.
Mr Deacon thanked people for going along and paid tribute to those who helped out.
“The inspirational work of Coun Gillian Summers and innovative skills of harbourmaster James Radcliffe with his candlelit pier and musical evening on the mound made this a truly memorable event.”
Mr Deacon also thanked the traders at West Bay who supported the event. More than 60 musicians contributed to the day’s entertainment including Mitchell and Vincent, Bosuns Call, Tinkers Cuss, Shiraz, Branded Men, Le Rooster, Val and Dave and Rock Bottom.
The ceilidh band Arish Mel and caller Alan Twelfthtree and Wareham Whalers also performed.