Rye Conservation Society donates £102 to RNLI Pebble Project
A local project is underway to commemorate the ninetieth anniversary of the Mary Stanford lifeboat disaster in 1928. The Mary Stanford 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. The project is to create a pebble pavement alongside the RNLI station in Rye Harbour.
The Conservation Society has agreed to donate £102 to the Pebble Pavement Project representing a £6 membership subscription for each man who perished in the disaster. We would encourage Conservation Society members to contribute as well.
On Monday 18 February between 2 pm and 4 pm there will be a free open to all pebble painting event in the East Street Museum for the pebble pavement.
We have asked Priscilla Ryan, a life member of the Society and a generous donor to the RNLI, to hand over on our behalf a cheque to KT Bruce, the project manager.
The intention is to have the pavement in place by October when a plaque explaining the Mary Stanford story will be unveiled at a grand opening ceremony. Local schools, groups and many local firms and shops have already supported it by donating pebbles, paints and financial contributions. It is really good to see the community coming together for this commemoration.