There are plans in Rye Harbour to create a pebble floor by the side of the Lifeboat Station to mark the 90th anniversary of the Mary Stanford tragedy. These pebbles will be painted by local people and their families and we are keen to encourage any interested groups, for xample Brownies, Scouts, Sailing Club, local schools, art groups and U3A to participate.
We have had the pebbles donated by the aggregates firm on the Harbour Road, Long Rake Spar Ltd, and Craft Magic in Rye is donating some of the paints and varnishes.
W Tollett General Builders are going to cement the pebbles in place when we are ready. The theme will be nautical and workshops will take place in the Village Hall.
The Mary Stanford lifeboat capsized during a rescue mission on November 15, 1928, and all 17 men in the crew were lost, practically all the male fishermen of Rye Harbour at the time.
In the rather melancholic weather in January the path project will be something to look forward to.
If you would like to register your interest please email the Press Officer at Rye Harbour RNLI, firstname.lastname@example.org
Further details to follow in January.
Image Credits: kt Bruce.