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Service to commemorate life of founder of the RNLI

Sir William Hillary, founder of the RNLI

Sir William Hillary, founder of the RNLI

The annual service to honour the memory of Sir William Hillary, who founded the Royal National Lifeboat Institution while living in Douglas, will be held on Sunday at St George’s Church, Douglas, at 3pm.

The service will be conducted by the Archdeacon of Man, the Venerable Andrew Brown, and the Bishop of Sodor and Man, the Rt Reverend Robert Paterson.

Attending the service on behalf of the RNLI will be Gareth Morrison, operations manager, Ireland North and Isle of Man, who will lay a wreath on the tomb of Sir William and Lady Hillary in St George’s Churchyard after the service.

Supporters of the RNLI are invited to attend the service, and afterwards at the South Douglas Old Friends Association, Finch Road, Douglas, where refreshments will be served.

 

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