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Naming ceremony for lifeboat

Wolfgang writes:
'Enclosed a pic from the namegiving ceremony of the Stromness Lifeboat "Dorothy, Violett & Kathreen" (June, 1999 ??)'

I never knew there were so many umbrellas in Orkney- I assumed the wind would have destryed them all by now.

Picture added on 16 August 2005
I support the RNLI, but is it right that so much of the money collected goes
to pay administration, the letter below printed recently in The Times is a bit of an eye opener

"To The Times

There is much publicity concerning salaries that are considered excessive in the current economic climate. It seems appropriate that charities should be included in this publicity. For example, the published accounts for 2009 of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution show that 28 individuals were earning between £60,000 and £79,999, and 40 earning between £60,000 and £139,999. As I understand it there are many volunteers, and the lifeboat crews are paid very little. To whom is this level of money paid and can it be justified?

W.K. Shooter, Partner, Hencocks Accountants and Tax Consultants, Leicester"

Added by Spoot on 11 August 2010
The last time I saw a lot of umbrellas like that they were being carried by cruise liner passengers coming up Albert Street en masse. Damn dangerous. I nearly had my eyes poked out and my spectacles knocked off. They should be banned - and the liners.
Added by Sandy Windwick on 12 August 2010
An unexpected, but totally relevant and thought-provoking post Spoot. Lifeboat crews are not famous for their stupidity and hopefully some retired members might take an interest in this situation.
Added by Sumteeik on 12 August 2010
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