VIDEO: Priscilla MacBean is lighting up the Old Town

An historic lifeboat, restored over the past year by a team of enthusiasts in Hastings, has moved to its permanent new resting place.

Now, a week on since the historic lifeboat made its final journey, a lighting-up ceremony took place (Friday) in celebration of the Old Town’s newest resident.

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The Priscilla MacBean was bought by Old Town resident Dee-Day White and Tush Hamilton after being found rotting in a field near Eastbourne, and restored on Hastings beach by the pair and an army of volunteers over the past year.

It was Eastbourne’s first ever motor lifeboat in the 1920s, and was sister boat to the Mary Stanford, the Rye lifeboat which was tragically lost with all hands on deck on November 15, 1928 when 17 crew members died.