Film for Friday – Rye Athletic

Third film in our series ‘Rye in the 60’s and 70’s features Rye Athletic Football Club.

This film will be posted on the Rye’s Own website tomorrow

The local team founded by Terry Lane and managed by Player / Manager Terry Spencer, went on to achieve great things. Continue reading Film for Friday – Rye Athletic

Local Movies are Coming to the Rye’s Own Website

Local Movies, many shot in Rye and District in the 1960’s will be coming to this website shortly.

Literally hundreds of local people are featured in the films, which cover many aspects of Rye life from Bonfire Nights to Rye Sports. There are parades past the Town Hall, local soccer teams in action, cycling time trials on the roads of kent, dramatic snow shots from the hard winter of 1963 when the sea froze and many more outstanding events. Continue reading Local Movies are Coming to the Rye’s Own Website

Rye Primary Football Team 1956

The Primary School team.

Photograph sent in by Keith Fitzhugh.

Most of these lads went on to play football after leaving school.
Terry Lane formed the Reckitt & Coleman team which was later to become
Rye Athletic. Laurence Igglesden played for Athletic before leaving
school and went on to play for Rye United. Continue reading Rye Primary Football Team 1956

100 Years of Rye Soccer


Football, the soccer variety, captured the imagination of the people of Rye well before the turn of the 19th. Century. There were doubtless many teams playing the old ‘kick and rush’ style of football in Rye and the surrounding districts in the days of the great Corinthians and Wanderers – but legend only tells the story of pre-1900 soccer matches played in the Town. Continue reading 100 Years of Rye Soccer

Soccer Chat June 1973

By Terry Spencer

Rye and district footballers have had a fair share of success this season, some achieving the pinnacle, others having hopes dashed on the brink. The outstanding teams have been EAST GULDEFORD and UNION. both divisional champions and cup winners. RYE ATHLETIC finished runners-up in Division II and Semi. finalists in two cup competitions whilst their 2nd team ended in the top half of Division V behind champions TRANCO. As the League’s newest club TRANCO led all season and also reached the semi-final of the lower division cup. Continue reading Soccer Chat June 1973

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