Fingers crossed for the ELTT bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for a substantial award to protect Looe's community lifeboat heritage and the restoration of the Grade II listed Old Lifeboat Station and Watchtower.
The Trust has been delighted with the strong support for the project, following open days and public consultations. A lot of work was put into the bid by Trust Manager Jane Day (pictured here with Trust Vice Chairman Brian Galipeau) plus trustees Petra Stephenson and Sara Hawkins.
If the bid is successful, the town will have a new all year round, free visitor attraction in the Watchtower Crew Room. It will tell the story of the Looe Lifeboats 1866 to 1930. We will be celebrating in words and pictures the family links between the brave lifeboat crews of the past and those of today's brave crews.
The Trust offices will occupy the first and second floors, while the old boathouse will be leased as a gallery showcasing local artists.
We are hoping that local organisations and individuals will want to help the project come to life with match-funding.
So please watch this space - and keep your fingers crossed!
21st April 2022