Pictures: See inside Bridlington's new lifeboat station

Chris Brompton outside the new station
Chris Brompton outside the new station

This is what it looks like inside Bridlington's new lifeboat station which is now complete.

Although the station is not yet operational, the charity’s shop in the building, which sells RNLI merchandise and souvenirs, opened its doors on Friday 8 September.

Inside the new station

Inside the new station

The new Art Deco style building replaces the lifeboat station on South Marine Drive which was too small and outdated for the RNLI’s needs.

The two-storey station offers the extra space required to house Bridlington’s new Shannon class lifeboat and launch vehicle, which are set to arrive later in the year.

This means that they will be able to remain coupled together when not in use, thus speeding up the launch process when the crew is called out on a lifesaving mission.

Chris Brompton, Bridlington RNLI’s station mechanic, said: "Our volunteer crew is over the moon with the new lifeboat station. There was a real buzz of excitement when they saw inside it for the first time.

New lifeboat station

New lifeboat station

"The new boathouse offers much more space with proper training and changing facilities. It also houses a mechanic’s workshop, an RNLI store and space for RNLI lifeguards to store their equipment. ‘We really can’t wait for the station to become operational and mark a new chapter of lifesaving in the town."

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The flag flying high

The flag flying high

Ian Taylor, sales volunteer, and customer Cliff Howarth

Ian Taylor, sales volunteer, and customer Cliff Howarth

Shop is proving popular

Shop is proving popular

Ian Taylor stocking up the shelves

Ian Taylor stocking up the shelves

RNLI Lifeboat Station

RNLI Lifeboat Station