Back Where He Belongs…

Back where he belongs watching over us, obviously gnomes have small feet so he wears black wellies!
He appeared at Poole Lifeboat station many years ago an old crewman Ray Collins acquired him and he has been a talisman for the Poole crews throughout the years. He has been rescued himself a couple of times, once he disappeared after it was thought a boat had knocked his post and Helm Dave Coles dived down and found him in the mud, Steve Axtell also rescued him in more recent years as he got knocked off by a wave as a passing boat rocked the Old lifeboat house, the pigpen, as it was fondly known, Steve dived down and brought him back to the surface. However, he will now be safely entrenched as Elite Fabrication and Welding Ltd have kindly designed and donated his bespoke mounting bracket and Helm Jonathan Clark gave him a fresh lick of paint, so he will be watching over the boats for a few more years to come.