Educational tours

November 12th, 2010

Educational tour

Features of the harbour which may be of interest are:

Royal National Lifeboat Institution

If you are making a group visit to the harbour then you might well wish to include a tour of the Lifeboat Station to learn more about the life-saving work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution both locally and nationally.  If so, please call David Hayward on 01227 264489 or e-mail him at dvhayward@btinternet.com to make arrangements.

West’s Whelks

A visit to West’s Whelks where shellfish are processed on the harbour quayside will also be of interest.  Please call Mrs Jean West on 01227 266 873 to make arrangements.

Harbour presentation

Mr Geoff Bush, who has served on the Harbour’s Management Board, will be happy to provide a brief presentation on the harbour. Geoff can be contacted on 01227 264 723.

Picnic area

After your visit, you may utilise the undercover decked area of Whitstable Yacht Club. Please call the Yacht Club on 01227 272 942 if you wish to use this area.

Public toilets

Please note that public toilets are situated at the East Gate entrance of the harbour on Harbour Street.

Please contact the Harbour Office on 01227 274 086 if there is anything further that can be done to make your visit to Whitstable Harbour an educational and enjoyable experience.

Lifeboats

Whitstable was one of the first ten inshore lifeboats stations in the UK and Ireland. The crew have received four awards for gallantry with two being recognised by Her Majesty The Queen in the Honours lists.

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