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News

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Dunbar lifeboat’s newest recruit, 17 year old Kieran Fairbairn, is Scotland’s youngest lifeboat crew member. Kieran, the son of Dunbar Lifeboat coxswain Gary Fairbairn, attends Dunbar Grammar School and is now on call for any life-saving emergencies – he can happily drop lessons! Kieran is in his final year at school but he might have to put his school work on hold should the pagers go off while he’s in class.

 

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Open-air family cinema evening by Pix in the Stix!, Sept 22nd

OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT; THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

“The Greatest Showman” was enjoyed as the sun went down in Dunbar’s stunning outdoor amphitheatre. A picnic and a blanket were advisable!

The show was sold out almost immediately with the organisers requesting that the audience be restricted to 80. Hope you were one of the lucky viewers!

Everyone wrapped up warmly and all the youngsters behaved correctly....so everyone enjoyed the show.

 

 

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An invading Roman phalanx gathered at the harbour and, ordered on by the stentorian Tribune, the centurions marched towards the Battery. They met with only light resistance (in fact, none).

 

 

 

 

 

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Don't forget: at the Battery

Soldiers and Sailors of the ’45.  Historical reenactment, taking place in the Battery, October 20.

 

Remember: Future Battery Events https://dunbarbattery.org.uk/topics/events/

 

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Ross Edgley is SWIMMING round Britain! Margate-to-Margate, clockwise, a few miles every day.

In the middle of the night his supporting catamaran, 'Hecate',came in, and tied up alongside the Visitor's berth. UK strongman Ross Edgley, is on a mission to swim around the entirety of mainland Great Britain – all 2,000 miles of it; crashing coastline, unruly weather, the works.

On 1 June, he set off in a clockwise direction, swimming daily for six hours at a time. Ross will only stop to sleep on his support boat, from which he'll plot his route and vlog his progress. He plans to not touch shore until he arrives at London's Tower Bridge an estimated 100 days later; so far he's passing 115+ days.

 

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The Battery was 'resurrected' by a design by Steven Anderson.

Steven, on behalf of the Harbour Trust, has received the Retrofit Award for 2018 from the Architect’s Journal. The jury decided that Dunbar Battery is - “a playful and joyful space which is engaging for adults and kids”. The jury also liked the way in which the existing wall on the site was salvaged and re-used to create a simple but effective design.

Day and night there is much to be appreciated in this open-air space.

 

 

 

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Dunbar Coastal Rowing Club has taken advantage of the good summer weather, most recently organising the Tweed Row for 20 visiting skiffs (clubs from St. Andrews to Sunderland). The row is 6 miles upstream to Paxton House and the chain-link bridge, a picnic, then another 6 miles downstream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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Andy Hodgson is not allowed to come ashore until he's finished circumnavigating the UK so he's anchored in Dunbar harbour for a rest. Phew!

Circumnavigating the British Isles by man-power alone is w​​​​​​​​​​​​​​idely regarded as one of the toughest ocean rowing endurance challenges on the planet. Until this year however, Andy had never set foot on a boat before but now has the goal of raising £10,000 for the RNLI and MIND.​ After a few days he'll be off to London, wind and weather allowing.

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The area below the swimming pool was cleared by AG Thomson's diggers & JCB recently. This ‘enjoyleisure’ site, also called the Ballroom site, was cluttered by much building rubble and fishing-gear. The diggers took away the rubble and used it to fill in the Broadhaven breakwater. Much of the fishing-gear has been tidied up and now there is a useful space.

 

 

 

 

 

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Belinda & Graham were the happy couple. The day started with heavy rain and strong winds however a swift check of the Meteoradar showed that the day would clear just before the celebration started. Yes, it cleared and the ceremony enjoyed a clear sky and light winds. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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