RGS Hockey Team – 1920s?
RGS 1st XI Hockey Team – 1944 – when school was evacuated to Bedford
RGS Hockey 1946
RGS Hockey Team 1950s
RGS Hockey Team: ? what year
Above: RGS staff hockey team. A young looking Donald Darby in the back row.
David Swaine has unearthed the above photo, actually a photo of a photo, hence, he says, the poor quality. It is from approximately March 1960 and is of the 2 teams involved in an end of term hockey match between the RGS Boys 1st XI football team and the Girls 1st XI hockey team.
With a bit of help from Graham Bourne he has identified a few of the players.
The individuals are as follows…..
Standing from the left – Richard Waters, Janice Maynard, Gill Lauder, Betty Clarke, Yvonne Tinker, Maisie Saunders, Alison Dobbie, Gill Sewell (we think), ? , ? , Sue Roser and Maggie Cooke.
Crouching from the left – Peter Turner, Bruno Fort, Glen Redman, David Swaine, Graham Bourne, Vic Pennell, Eric Clark, Alan Jarvis, Mark Jarvis and John Goundry.
RGS Tennis Team 1944 – when the school was evacuated to Bedford
First known picture of RGS cricket team – 1896. 100% winning record!
RGS cricket team – 1930s
Deborah Broadley has contributed the following: ‘My father attended Rye Grammar School between 1929 and 1935. The above is a photo of the cricket team, including a list of players. My father EA Morphy (Ted) is in the front row, second from the left, and J Hubbard (Jim) is next to him, first left.’
Deborah Broadley has also contributed the above photo. She says ‘The football team is most likely Rye Old Grammarians that my father played for after he had left school in 1936/37, but he also played for Rye Old Boys Reserves. I would welcome thoughts on which team it might be.’
RGS 1st XI cricket team – 1944 when the school was evacuated to Bedford
Rye Grammar School 1st XI cricket team – 1960 – with three legendary members of staff.
Far left back row – Stan Jones. Middle back row – Alf Buttery (Headteacher) Far right back row – Sidney ‘Gus’ Allnutt.
David Swaine has identified the team as follows:
‘Standing from the left….. Stan Jones, Richard Waters, Glenn Redman, David Swaine, Alf Buttery, Paul Saville, Bruno Forte, Eric Clark, ‘Gus’ Allnutt
Sitting from the left…… Vic Pennell, Alan Jarvis, Mark Jarvis, Graham Bourne, James Gatherum.
The year must have been 1960. Had it been 1959 there would have been players older than me in it apart from Mark Jarvis who had stayed on for an extra year I seem to recall and became Head Boy.
Paul Saville was the youngest of the 3 brothers , the eldest of who became Lord Saville who prepared the Northern Ireland Bloody Sunday report.’
Rye Secondary Modern School Cricket XI – 1939.
Mike Bryant’s uncle Ralph Bryant holding the cup with ‘Shoey’ Bennett on his immediate right. Others unknown. Thanks to Mike Bryant for identifying the picture and the year.
Rye Primary Football Team: 1950 or 1951. The master is Mr Connors. Standing up on the extreme left is Colin Paine, two along from him on Mr Connors’ right is Jimmy Igglesden, on Mr Connors’ left is the goalkeeper Mick Bourn, then David Fuggle and on the extreme right standing up is Brian Booth. Holding the ball in the front row is Mick Mills. Others unknown. With thanks to David Swaine, Chris Hayes, Graham Bourne and Mike Bryant for identifying the year and naming the team members.
RGS 1st XI Football team 1944 – when the school was evacuated to Bedford
RGS Junior Football Team 1944 -when the school was evacuated to Bedford
RGS Post-War Football Team: 1945/46. Catherine Ford (nee Boyce) says that her father, Peter Boyce, who went on to teach at Rye County Secondary School and Thomas Peacocke, is in the back row, second from right.
The same team, below, with names.
RSM football team, 1954
Winners of the Hastings Shield with a 4-1 win over Hastings Modern School.
Back Row (l to r) Coach Mr. Huckstep; M.Hobbs; J Parsons: V. Bryant;
J Jarrold; B Pope; Mr Blackman (Headmaster) Front Row S Heseman; P Turner: I Polly; D Ades, F Whitnall; J Gould and R Putect
(Photo Courtesy of Rye’s Own)
Teacher Harold Dorman with RSM Lion Junior Cross Country Team – 1954
Back: King, Page, Booth, Thomas (Winner)
Front: Foord, Dunn
(Picture courtesy of Colin Dorman)
1955 RGS football team.
Back row Mike Bryant (in school uniform), Mick Hills, Mark Jarvis, Mickey Boon, Graham Bourne, Chris Edwards, Peter Cook.
Front row Richard Seeley, Michael Greenhalgh, Kenny Huxstep, David (Sammy) Rogers, ‘Nibby’ Young. With thanks to David Swaine, Chris Hayes, Graham Bourne and Mike Bryant for naming the team members.
RGS Football Team – 1956/57 .
back row… ‘Gus’ Allnutt, Colin Relf, Mick Hills, Bernard Rankin, David Rogers, ?, Chris Edwards.
Front row… Kenny Huxstep, John Clarke, ?, Ovenden, Mark Jarvis. With thanks to David Swaine, Chris Hayes, Graham Bourne and Mike Bryant for identifying the year and naming the team members.
RGS Ist Xl Football team 1957/8.
Back row… Gus Allnutt, Mark Jarvis, ?, Graham Bourne, Alan Jarvis, Mick Hills, Mr Jacobs.
Front row … Eric Clark, Bruno Forte, Kenny Huxstep David Swaine, Richard Seeley, Chris Edwards
Sitting on the ground…. ?, Michael Greenhalgh, Bernard Rankin. With thanks again to David Swaine, Chris Hayes, Graham Bourne and Mike Bryant for identifying the year and naming the team members.
RGS Football Team – 1958/59 Back row… Seb Cole(in uniform), Peter Holmes, Chris Hayes, Graham Bourne, ?, Colin Newstead, Stan Jones.
Front row … Peter Cummins, Derek Baldock, Vic Pennell, Michael Playford, Glen Redman. With thanks again to David Swaine, Chris Hayes, Graham Bourne and Mike Bryant for identifying the year and naming the team members.
RGS U-14 Football Team
Back Row: Pat Beaney, Peter Cummins, Geoff Cook, Don Beaney, Tony Harris, Derek Baldock
Front Row: Richard Barnes, Michael Sealey, Robert Blacklock, Colin Newstead, Mark Bianchi, Chris Wisdom
Rye Minors – c 1962/63
Coached by Gus Allnutt.
Back Row L to R (all RGS bar 1) Chris Wilson, John Wilson, Malcolm Tree, (Fred Urban neither RGS or RSM) Andy Ashdown, John Ashenden
RCSS Rugby Team c1966
With thanks to Brian Dennis for supplying the picture. Rugby was introduced to RCSS by the PE teacher, Mr Evans, who, as his name suggests, was Welsh – hence rugby! Brian has identified some of the team as follows:
Back row – left to right: 1 – Brian Dennis 2 – ? 3 – xxxx McLean (might be Maclean) 4 – Derek Foy
5 – xxxx Cook 6 – xxxx Evans 7- ? 8 – ? 9 – Barry Oldfield
Front row – left to right:
1 – xxxx Wyatt 2 – Keith Datchler (spelling?) 3 – ? 4 – Roy Igglesden 5 – ‘Bunter’ (for obvious reasons!)
6 – xxxx Brewster
Any further suggestions?
Peta Baxter, nee Kent-Nye, discus throwing in the 1960s
Peta tragically died in August 2016 after a fall at her home. She is sadly missed by her former RGS colleagues who were friends with her on Facebook. Thanks to Penni Stretton for the photo.
Anyone recognise this?
Sports Day 1967
Messrs Robinson, Allnutt and Latimer keeping track of the score at the 1967 sports day.
Picture and comment courtesy of Richard Robinson.
Peter excelled at distance running. That may be Graham Ashdown right behind him.
Picture and comment courtesy of Richard Robinson.
Peter Ewart coming third in RGS country 1966
Picture and comment courtesy of Peter Ewart. Peter writes
Sanders House Football Team – 1968
Pictures and comment courtesy of Peter Ewart.
Back Row, L to R: Peter Easton, Peter Barnet, …. Gordon-Jones, Geoff Boxall, …. Dickerson, Barry Fuller.
East Sussex Athletics 1970
Left to right,Catherine Boyce, Sandra Barnes, Liz Whale, Peta Kent Nye, ? , Rosemary Kinnis, Jenny Handley. (Photo courtesy of Catherine Ford, nee Boyce)