Opening of Wells Harbour Project Phase 1

In 2005, phase 1 of the Wells Harbour Project was completed, restoring the Harbour Office building and adding new facilities for visiting boats. The project was opened by the Earl of Leicester on 5 July 2005.

Ceremony pictures by Campbell McCallum.

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The restored Old Lifeboat House building with its new flood defence wall and, to the right, new pontoons for visiting vessels The Harbour Office Lord and Lady Leicester in the boathouse Coxswain Allen Frary picks his crew to run the lifeboat up to quay for the opening ceremony Lady Leicester, Harbour Master Robert Smith, Lord Leicester and Chairman of Wells Harbour Commissioners Dr Charles Ebrill board the lifeboat The lifeboat arrives at a very damp quayside, berthing on the new pontoons Dr Charles Ebrill addresses a hardy crowd
Lord Leicester's speech Plaque marking the re-opening The Earl of Leicester unveils a plaque marking the re-opening Lord Leicester, Dr Charles Ebrill and Ian Scott, outside the restored lifeboat house Touring the new facilities Touring the new facilities Refreshments afterwards at Wells Sailing Club
Refreshments afterwards at Wells Sailing Club

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