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From the Sussex Express, 12th September 1919



A meeting took place at the Trevor Arms on Friday night for the purpose of forming a Football Club. Mr Richmond, who presided, was appointed captain and Mr Reggie Howard vice-captain. They, together with Mr Tom Lusted, captain of the Glynde Cricket Club, are to form the committee. It was decided that the Committee apply for ground in Glynde Park, and hope was expressed that a favourable answer would be received. No Football Club, it was pointed out, has existed in the village for the last fifteen years, and it was suggested that during the coming winter whist drives, dances, etc, should be organised for the benefit of the Club.

Editor's note: this article is slightly odd. It states that, in 1919, there had been no football club in the village for fifteen years – suggesting that Glynde had had no team since 1904, or possibly 1905. However, the Sussex Express of 14 January 1905, contained the following result under Lewes football scores: Glynde, 2; St Anne's II, 1; and the Sussex Express of 17 March 1906, again under Lewes Football, reported that 'On Saturday Glynde journeyed to Seaford to play the local Swifts, but returned defeated, after a good game, by 4 goals to 2'.

The photograph below of a football team in Glynde Park was much more likely to have been taken in 1905 or 1906, and certainly before 1919. Tom Lusted is seated front row, second from the right. He was born in 1888 so would have been 31 in 1919. Although still captain of the Glynde and Beddingham Cricket Club, Tom Lusted was now married and living at Scaynes in Firle, where his third child, Bob Lusted, had been born earlier in 1919.

The man standing back row far right is Ernest Hother, who would later own and live at Old Vicarage Cottages, Glynde, and the man next to him is Edward James, manager at Glynde Creameries. The other members of the team are, at present, unknown.

Glynde Footbal Club - 1919

Tom Lusted also appears in the photograph below of the Wellington Rovers FC, Lewes League Champions, 1906-7. He is sitting on the ground, second from right, and looks about the same age as he does in the Glynde photograph above, confirming that the Glynde photo was likely to be about 1905 or 1906.

Wellington Rovers Footbal Club - 1906-7

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