Vintage car man saved

Frazer Nash fanatics pay tribute to RNLI

Members of the Frazer Nash Car Club donated £400 to the RNLI after lifeboatmen saved one of their members.

Club members from across the world had travelled with 30 of their vintage Frazer Nash cars to spend several days touring Ireland.

On their itinerary was a visit to the home of one of their two Northern Ireland members, Leslie Murray from Killinchy, Co. Down.

On arrival at Leslie’s home the visitors discovered that he had collapsed earlier that day while on board his motor boat in the vicinity of Audley’s Roads, Strangford Lough.

Fortunately, Leslie had recently installed a VHF radio on board his vessel and a friend, Annabelle Bain, from Christchurch New Zealand, was able to alert the coastguard.

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Portaferry Lifeboat was launched and Leslie was rushed to an ambulance waiting on the quay.

In recognition of the service by the Portaferry Lifeboat crew the visitors decided to make an impromptu collection among their members.

Leslie made a full recovery and travelled to Portaferry in a Frazer Nash belonging to his fellow club member, Joe Fairley, to present the donation at the Portaferry RNLI Lifeboat Station.

He is pictured (right) presenting the cheque to Brian Bailie (Lifeboat Operations Manager). Also pictured (centre) is Tommy Mason (acting Deputy Launching Authority) and Joe Fairley in his vintage Frazer Nash.