IN PICTURES: Final launch at historic Selsey boathouse

A huge crowd turned out on Saturday to witness the final launch from Selsey’s historic boathouse.

The boathouse and slipway - built in 1958 - are being demolished and has been replaced by a new building which will house both the inshore lifeboat and the new Shannon class lifeboat which has been allocated to Selsey RNLI.

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Here is a selection of photographs taken by the Observer’s Kate Shemilt on the day.

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