Amateur cyclist Kelvin Pawsey, son of David Pawsey (Town Hall Keeper) and Sandra Pawsey (who organised the Garden Safari’s for the Hospice) embarked on his two-wheeled charity adventure of the year when he set off from Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station on Sunday 1 August. Continue reading Kelvin Leaves Rye Harbour on 900 mile bike ride
Seventy-Six years ago the terrible lifeboat disaster hit the small community of Rye Harbour and claimed seventeen lives.
A copy of the Rye Harbour, Camber & Broomhill Magazine for December 1928 has been loaned to us by Paul Kennedy, a relative of one of the lifeboatmen lost on the Mary Stanford, who is researching the disaster and looking for more information and memorabilia. “Rye’s Own” will be happy to forward any such information or memorabilia on to Paul and help him in his endeavours. Continue reading Seventy-Six Years Have Passed but Their Heroism Does Not Fade
Rye Harbour District Branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution
By Anthony Kimber
The Royal National Lifeboat Institute has provided the lifeboat service for some 175 years. It has always been a voluntary service funded entirely by public subscription and collection. Continue reading Lifeboats