Out and About || Rye Lifeboat Memorial

Hello love birds,

A month or so ago James and I went to Rye Harbour church. We didn't go in but there was one very interesting and sad feature to see in the cemetery. This memorial is a tribute to 17 men who lost their lives in the Mary Stanford Lifeboat tragedy of 1928.

The oldest was 47 and the youngest was 17. Some families lost three men. It is the biggest loss of lives in one incident in RNLI history.

The lifeboat house that the Mary Stanford launched from can be seen in this Snow Patrol video from about the 1 minute mark to 1.15.

Thanks for reading.
Leah xoxo

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