Fish Supper for RNLI

RNLI Fish Supper on Sunday 16th October

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

Above and Beyond


15 November 1928

By Sue Igglesden

The sound of the maroons woke Alfie with a jolt. He knew instantly what it meant, but he also knew that at thirteen he was still too young to man the lifeboat. A fierce storm had blown up overnight and he lay for a while listening as bursts of rain lashed against his window. Continue reading Above and Beyond

Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station

Rye Harbour Lifeboat crew launched to rescue a Cavalier King Charles spaniel ‘Lotty’ on 27 July. The dog had jumped into the River Rother at Rye Harbour entrance, whilst chasing seagulls. Continue reading Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station

Engine Failure at Sea

Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat was launched at 4.30 pm on 11 April to the aid of 35 foot Rye fishing vessel ‘Vic Anna’, suffering engine problems in rough water off Rye Harbour. Continue reading Engine Failure at Sea

Rye Harbour Lifeboat Disaster


November the fifteenth is the seventy fourth anniversary of The Mary Stanford Disaster. All seventeen crew of the Rye Harbour Lifeboat were lost in 1928 when going to the aid of The Alice of Riga. A Memorial service will be held on the 17th November at 3pm, in Rye Harbour Church. Continue reading Rye Harbour Lifeboat Disaster

Down Rye Way

The Rebel Farmer – And One of the Most Interesting Men I ever Met

By Jim Hollands

Farmer Jack Merricks of Icklesham. often called the Rebel farmer. is surely one of the best known of local personalities. His clashes with various Government Continue reading Down Rye Way