THRONGS of happy people have flocked to Moelfre for the town's annual RNLI lifeboat day

The sun shone as the lifeboat arrived at lunchtime to rapturous applause from the crowds that had gathered by the shore, and those waiting on the beach were treated to a surprise water hosing by cheeky crew members to delighted squeals and hoots of laughter!

Thousands turned out to enjoy the fun day and programme of activities which started at 10am and which is continuing until about 9pm tonight.

The lifeboats launched and and gave the crowds a demonstration of their rescue skills at 12noon. The Batala Samba Reggae Band is set to entertain the crowds at 3pm.

The day so far has also included a flotilla of boats, which included jet skis, kayaks, and motor cruisers.

There are also fun fair attractions, with old fashioned style swing boats, music, stalls and entertainment and singing.

Local radio station Môn FM have been broadcasting live from the lifeboat station throughout the day, keeping local people informed.

The Moelfre princess and mascot event is on at 4.30pm, with a children's disco at 5pm.

Tonight more events include a performance by Miv, Dave and Kev at 7pm.

Dave Jones of the Moelfre Lifeboat Crew said: " The days is going really well. It' s been fantastic, with lots of people coming to have a look round the lifeboat station and to learn about what we do.

"The highlight I think has been the weather which has held out for us. It has been abysmal, but we managed to have a dry morning with no wind and everybody has had a great time and everyone is behaving well!"