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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Rye Borough Council Election 1967

Film of the 1967 Rye Borough Council Elections.

Among those elected is Terry Spencer, the teacher from Rye Grammar School who had so much involvement in local sport. He is still a legendary figure to those who played in his Hockey or Soccer Teams. He was also a well known figure at Rye Tennis Club Continue reading Rye Borough Council Election 1967

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

More for Juniors at Rye Tennis Club

By Terry Spencer

There are now more opportunities in Rye for local young people to join in and learn their tennis skills. For some time club coaches have offered lessons for individuals and small groups at Rye Tennis Club, and junior tournament events have been held annually as part of the Rye Tennis Festival. Continue reading More for Juniors at Rye Tennis Club

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

Now that the hubbub of Sunderland’s cup win has died down, local footballers may be wondering if this win by the underdog has any significance to football as we know it around Rye. On the day the characteristics of Sunder-land’s win were a total commitment to winning, determination, concentration, aggression, and physical and mental fitness which could be called sharpness. Continue reading Soccer Chat – June 1973

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

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