On Tuesday 25 Oct 2016 the chairman of the Milton Keynes RNLI fundraising branch Rod Law, along with wife Marianne and Granddaughter Daisy. Handed over 1/11 th scale replica Severn Class lifeboat to Tobermory Station.
Lifelong supporter and fundraiser for the RNLI, Dave Howson has created this incredibly detailed replica Severn Class lifeboat with meticulous attention to detail.
Although the keen of eye will notice one slight difference. In the name of the model being ‘Jessica Holly’ rather than ‘Elizabeth Fairlie Ramsay’ which is the name of the Tobermory lifeboat. This is due to the replica being named after Dave’s granddaughter.
Sadly, Dave did not finish the replica to the level he desired, with his intended engines and remote control systems. As sadly after a period of poor health he passed away. In keeping with his wishes, as the designation of the replica being 17-39 he decided it should go Tobermory alongside the lifeboat it was modelled on.
So, the Chairman of the Milton Keynes fundraising branch, Rod Law along with Marriane and daisy embarked on the long trip from Milton Keynes up to the Tobermory on the Isle of mull. In order to personally hand over the replica on behalf of Dave.
The trip was funded by the generosity of Mr D J Soul managing director of Souls of Olney. The replica will now take pride of place at the Tobermory RNLI visitor centre. On behalf of everyone at the Tobermory Lifeboat Station, we thank the family of Dave Howson and the Milton Keynes fundraising branch for this incredibly generous gift, which will continue to take pride of place in our visitor centre for many years to come.