An official naming ceremony will take place next month for Tenby RNLI’s revamped inshore station on Castle Beach and D-class lifeboat.

The Grade II listed building was taken out of use by the RNLI in 1905, but the charity was keen to utilise the site to provide a joint base to house the inshore station whilst providing welfare facilities on site for RNLI lifeguards, who operate during the summer months.

Work commenced at the start of the year, with the old slipway and ramp restored as part of the project to turn the building into a new purpose build facility for the town’s inshore D-class lifeboat, which currently launches from the station just off the harbour.

Tenby RNLI unveiled its new state-of-the-art inshore lifeboat - equipped with a GPS navigation system, night vision cameras and many other features - towards the end of 2001, after saying goodbye to their ‘Georgina Taylor’ named lifeboat - which had launched nearly 400 times, saving many lives during 11 years on station.

The new lifeboat will be named ‘Kathleen Ann’ after generous legacies from Kathleen Ann Pearson and Mrs Ann Myfanwy Johns.

The official naming ceremony for the new station and D-class will take place on Saturday, October 8 from 2 pm at the Castle Beach slipway.