After the tragic events which occurred off Camber this recent summer, The Gallivant will be hosting a delicious Fish Supper on Sunday 16th October from 6pm, in support of this country’s extraordinary public services, the RNLI, who are dedicated to saving lives at sea around the coasts of Britain and Ireland.
All proceeds from the Fish Supper will be donated directly to the RNLI, allowing not only The Gallivant but also friends, past guests and locals to show their support and appreciation for what the RNLI do 365 days of the year. Continue reading Fish Supper for RNLI
The town was heaving with activity on Sunday 11 August as thousands flocked to the town, including many from Hastings, New Romney and Hythe, to see the best ever Rye Maritime Festival. Continue reading Maritime Festival 2013
Rye Maritime Festival took place on the Strand Quay on one of the hottest days of the summer. The event, an annual celebration of Rye’s Maritime history, had record crowds to one of Rye’s numerous FREE colourful events Lots of fun for all the family with stands and stalls, demonstrations and displays. Continue reading Hot Maritime Festival in 2012
RNLI relief Lifeboat B722 ‘Beatrice Dorothy’ launched to the 24ft sail yacht ‘Nervous Tension’ who had been reported to Dover Coastguard as appearing to be in trouble, off Jury’s Gap. Continue reading Lifeboat Diary
I have known the area around Rye for many years, but when house-hunting a few years ago, I was surprised to see a book about the Mary Stanford Disaster, as my name is Jacqueline Mary Stanford. I read with interest the terrible story of what happened in 1928 that decimated the small village of Rye Harbour and caused such ripples of grief in the pool of the world. In 2006, I moved to Winchelsea Beach and last year it was my privilege to become a Parish Councillor for Rye Harbour. I have enjoyed getting to know the families, and it was therefore inevitable that the history of the area would become part of what I could help them maintain. Continue reading The Mary Stanford Lifeboat House