RGS Hockey Team – 1920s?
Sports Day – Wednesday 26 May 1937
Courtesy of John Breeds. John adds: Scans of a heavily foxed programme for RGS Athletic Sports 1937. My father won the Boys’ 100 yards, 220 yards and long jump! In fact he was ‘Victor Ludorum’ in both 1936 and 1937. He still held the long jump record (18’3″) when Mr Holness started at RGS (in about 1958?). This record was, of course, smashed by Richard Seeley not long after.
RGS Hockey Team 1938 – on the Salts, Rye
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 Football Team 1921 – photo courtesy of John Pulford
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.
Rye Primary School 1st XI c1960 (Picture courtesy of Eric Igglesden)
Back Row L-R Martin Dungey, Cutting, Robert Cheesmur, Tony Dorman, Derek Stonham, Ian Sinden
Front L-R David Turner, Nick Machin, Eric Igglesden, Roy Bourne, David (or Jimmy?) Jarrett
Rye Primary ‘B’ Seven-a- Side 1960/1961
Back Row L-R: Nick Rundquist Chris Robus John Ford
Front Row L-R : Keith Tillman Robert Human Bill Waters Roy Goodlet
Photo Courtesy of Ryes Own News Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/793502067374037/
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
Andrew Bennett has sent the following contribution -February 2021:
I have recently found these old photographs of 7 old scholars and a teacher representing Rye United first XI playing in the Sussex County League Div 1 and some years later a Rye Sunday club The Union Inn with old scholars and teachers in the Hastings Sunday League Div1 Winners picture.
I retired as Sales Director in World Duty Free in 2016 and my wife Mary(nee Manmar RSM) and I had a house built at Winchcombe in the Cotswolds, where we remain very happily to this day.
We do hope to see many of these and others at the next ROSA get-together.
Rye United Team as follows L-R
Back Row: John Leahy, Ian Newstead( RSM) Keith Gamble(PE Teacher T Peacocke) Steve Williams RSM, David Vicary RSM Andy Bennett RSM Dennis Gunn.
Front Row: Bob Chantler, Bela Olah, Alan Tolehurst RSM, Chris Ades, RSM Vic Pennell RGS
Sadly two members of the Rye United side are no longer with us, Ian Newstead RSM was one of the fittest, fastest and intelligent strikers I have played with and Bela Olah(the Manager) was a Ex Hungarian international and an extremely gifted individual. This picture was taken in 1973 before the Sussex Senior Cup semi final which we lost to the eventual winners Ringmer FC by 2 goals to nil.
The Union Inn Rye featuring old scholars and teachers.
Back Row L-R John Hollands, Chris Ashbee RSM, Steve Williams RSM, Les Britton, Jimmy Fuggle RSM, Colin Hoare, Alan Cato RSM.
Front Row L-R John Coles (Teacher Thomas Peacocke) Terry Avann, Pete McConnell, Andy Bennett Captain RSM, Paul Mountford (teacher Thomas Peacocke)Terry Freer, Roger Hibbs.
3 people were missing from this picture, they are Lawrence and Mark Easter both RSM and Keith Fitzhugh RSM(Treasurer & Manager, who unfortunately passed away last year RIP my friend.
This picture was taken in 1982 with the Hastings Sunday League Div 1 Trophy.
The Union Inn were and still are the only Rye club to win that League, at there best they could field a side with every player having played County standard or above, I was very happy and honoured to be captain of a very, very good cup winning team.
Thomas Peacocke School 1st XI for the 1969/70 season.
Photograph courtesy of Nick Jury who adds the following:
These are the names as I remember them
Back row L to R A Keen, ???, ???, J Evans, S Nesbitt, N Jury, P John,
Front row L to R ???, R Kemsley, D Goodlett, J Crisford, P Robbins
Of the three I can’t remember I have signatures on the back of the picture who are :- P Cox, M Paul I think these are the 2 in the back row but can’t be sure.
East Guldeford Under 17 team of 1968/69 who won both league and cup that season. They would have all attended one of the Rye secondary schools.
Photo courtesy of Nick Jury who adds the following:
Names Standing L to R Paul Robbins, Nick Jury, Dave Goodlett, Steve Williams, Bob Kemsley, Steve Turner, Tony Edwards, Keith Southerden, Mike Fagin
Front Row L to R Mick Crouch, Andy Bennett, Pete Easton (Capt), Roger Boreham, Colin Dickerson
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)