Churms, Dennis

Birth Date

8th May 1931


Rotherham, Yorkshire



Biographical Text

Dennis Churms played for Exeter City between 1957 and 1958. He joined the club from Coventry City and later played for Folkestone Town. He started his career with Rotherham United. 

After playing for Stockport side Spurley Hey, Dennis signed professional forms for Rotherham United in April 1950 for whom he played just 15 league matches before joining Coventry City in 1956. Making ten league apperances for his new club, scoring twice, he signed for Exeter City for a four figure transfer in March 1957.

Appearing first aginst Aldershot on 16 March 1957, Dennis played in the final ten games of the season before making 34 appearances during 1957/58. Contributing eight goals to a team that finished bottom of Third Division South, he was released at the end of the season and signed for Southern League Folkestone Town.

Settling in Kent, Dennis worked on the railways for 34 years and, long after retiring, was still playing golf and watching Folkestone (Invicta) until well into his eighties.


Exeter City league games only






Bob Musson

Dennis Churns is still enjoying life and playing golf to a good standard considering his 86 years. Still living in Folkestone.

mick cork

The middle picture you are showing above is of Jeff Ireland, a former Spurs winger, who also played for the old Folkestone Town Football Club in the later 50s and 60s


Mick Cork

Press Officer Folkestone Invicta FC (not connected directly with FTFC)


Paul Farley

Thank you both, we have amended the picture and his entry in our A to Z.

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