Rye Characters of the 1960s

All the best people live in Rye

Some of the great Rye Characters from the 1960s – Some still with us – others gone but never forgotten.

Football teams, scouts, Cyclists, mayoring money, banquet at The George.


Mayoring Day Rye 1968

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Teen & Twenty – Greg Southerden

Greg Southerden

Our March Teen & Twenty personality is 19 year old Greg Southerden of Mermaid Street. Greg, who was born at Broom Hill, Camber, has covered more ground than most nineteen year olds. Educated at Rye Primary, Rye County Secondary, Rye Grammar and the Thomas Peacocke, a distinction shared with very few others, Continue reading Teen & Twenty – Greg Southerden

Soccer Chat February 1973



BELA OLAH’s RYE UNITED county league side are going through a difficult time. A dour struggle against top of the table RINGMER on 7th January, resulted in a goalless draw, thanks to some fine work by Rye Keeper STEVEN WILLIAMS, and raised hopes of a return to form by the side. The following week a scrappy home defeat to Southwick left Rye with empty pockets hovering dangerously close to the relegation zone of the Div. One Table. Continue reading Soccer Chat February 1973