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Rhyl hovercraft service may return #841071
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I think we've already had a thread on the old Moreton-Rhyl hovercraft service, but I saw this on the BBC website ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-25194960

... I remember as a kid seeing the hovercraft roaring up on to Moreton Shore. What a sight.

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Re: Rhyl hovercraft service may return [Re: yoller] #841098
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Weird, I was just talking about this to someone last week.

I said that if I won the Euromillions lottery and won far too much (130 million) how I'd waste some of it, and restarting the hovercraft service to North Wales and Crosby would be one!

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Originally Posted by Gibbo
Weird, I was just talking about this to someone last week.

I said that if I won the Euromillions lottery and won far too much (130 million) how I'd waste some of it, and restarting the hovercraft service to North Wales and Crosby would be one!

AFTER you have remembered all your friends on wiki Gibbo !

Re: Rhyl hovercraft service may return [Re: yoller] #841163
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We tried to get the people who were running the Battle of the Atlantic celebrations to put a hovercraft service for the week from New Brighton to Crosby but like every other idea it went down the plughole, with the statement Wirral Council won't do it , it requires loads of money, for you guessed, a health and safety check

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Originally Posted by davew3
We tried to get the people who were running the Battle of the Atlantic celebrations to put a hovercraft service for the week from New Brighton to Crosby but like every other idea it went down the plughole, with the statement Wirral Council won't do it , it requires loads of money, for you guessed, a health and safety check


Yet the council can find 850k of our money to put a fire escape staircase (luxury version) in the town hall.... Who votes these socialists in? And more importantly WBC has a History of corruption and I suspect the contract went to their friends.

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talking about a fare of around 15. If a private enterprise can make it pay even just for the holiday period it would be worth seeing.

Re: Rhyl hovercraft service may return [Re: yoller] #841642
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Originally Posted by BlueLou
It was featured on BBC last night

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03jy6g2/North_West_Tonight_04_12_2013/

Nine minutes in.

A RNLI volunteer is looking to secure funding to lease a hovercraft to launch a hovercraft service from New Brighton to North Wales, Southport and possibly Speke.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-25194960

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/128873/hovercraft-may-return-to-rhyl.aspx

I also found the volunteer's website: http://www.hoverlink.net/

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Reckon they could lend it to New Brighton?


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