Remembering Fred Masters – Goalkeeper Magnificent

FRED MASTERS 1922 – 2013

By Jim Hollands

It is with great personal sadness that I report the passing, on Monday 25 November, 2013 of Rye United’s post war goalkeeper, Fred Masters, a man who made more appearances (388) for the team than any other player before or since. Continue reading Remembering Fred Masters – Goalkeeper Magnificent


      Great Cover Picture

Even though it was a bit out of date arriving we thought we just had to use Dave Benns great photograph of the Kent Air Ambulance parked on the junction of Rye Harbour Road and New Winchelsea Road. It landed there a couple of months ago to help a stabbing victim. Fortunately the lad survived. Continue reading Editorial

Iden Football Club

The Village Team That Went a Long Way

When Bernard Say took over the village stores at Iden back in the 1960’s and became the chief instigator in forming a football team at Iden he could not have dreamed that 40 years on it would have amalgamated with Rye United becoming Rye & Iden United and competing in Division One of the Sussex County League. Continue reading Iden Football Club

Town Crier

Let A Lesson Be Learned From This Tragic Accident Graham Matthews was a popular 22 year old filled with life and enthusiasm. His untimely death when he was knocked off his bike on the Rye Harbour Road has shocked and saddened his family and friends. Everyone at “Rye’s Own” send their sincere condolences to his Mum and Dad and to Carol and Troy, our thoughts are with you. Continue reading Town Crier

Town Crier News and Gossip Pages

Baptist Church Vandalised

Rye Baptist Church lies no further that fifty paces from our Police Station, yet on a Sunday night at the end of June a great deal of mindless vandalism was done inside the Church. Six windows were broken and the contents of fire extinguishers were sprayed all over the place. Continue reading Town Crier News and Gossip Pages

United Off To Flying Start


As “Rye’s Own” goes to print Rye and Iden United stand in second place in the Sussex County League Division One table. Four games without defeat have indicated they are more than equal to the task when it comes to taking on senior sides. Continue reading United Off To Flying Start

Town Crier October 2001

Connie’s Great Cover Picture

What a great cover picture Rye artist Connie Lindqvist has provided for the October cover. Continue reading Town Crier October 2001

Soccer Chat April 1967

Soccer Chat

Iden  The Cup Fighters.

With the end of the season in sight the clubs are jockeying for position in their respective leagues. For Rye and local clubs Cup prospects have disappeared.
Little Iden, riding high on the top of the Hastings League Division IV table, have carried the cup banner the longest, eventually being knocked out of the Lower Divisions Cup by Division III league leaders, Clive Vale. Iden did not go out without a great fight though, after being 3-0 down at half time in their third round match Continue reading Soccer Chat April 1967