Open day hits heights!
MORE than 30,000 people watched the world-famous Red Arrows perform an awe-inspiring display over a packed Wirral coastline on Monday.
The RAF daredevils were the star attraction at the RNLI Hoylake and West Kirby Lifeboat open day.
Now in its 35th year, the fundraiser attracted record crowds to the coastline between Meols and Red Rocks, in New Brighton.
Organiser Carole Jackson said she was delighted with the turn-out and visitors’ continued generosity.
She added: “The event just seems to get bigger and bigger each year and after the heavy rain on Saturday, it was great to be basking in the sunshine.”
Liverpool comedian Stan Boardman opened the free day at noon, welcoming visitors into Hoylake’s new lifeboat station.
Wirral Pipe Band and a jazz band entertained the crowds as they browsed the selection of charity stalls.
New attractions for 2009 had children queueing in their droves. including two new simulators.