The football club was established as Wivenhoe Rangers by Frank Slaughter and students from Colchester Grammar School in 1925. They joined the Brightlingsea & District League in 1929. After finishing third in 1929–30 and second in 1931–32, they won the league without losing a match in 1932–33. They won the league again in 1936–37, together with the League Challenge Cup, the League Knockout Cup and the Amos Charity Cup, winning the final against Tollesbury 8–1 in front of a record attendance of 1,500. The league title was won once more in 1947–48, with the Knockout Cup also won again. They switched to the Colchester and East Essex League, winning the Premier Division in 1952–53 as well as the League Challenge Cup. In 1955–56 they won the league again, together with the Knockout Cup, and also reached the final of the Essex Junior Cup, losing 3–2 to Heybridge Swifts. After being relegated, the club returned to the Premier Division as Division One champions in 1959–60, but were immediately relegated again, and later dropped into Division Two. In 1968–69 they finished runners-up and returned to Division One. The following season they won the division and were promoted back to the Premier Division. After finishing runners-up to Mersea Island in 1970–71, the club were promoted to Division Two of the Essex & Suffolk Border League. They won the division in their first season, and also claimed the Division One title the following season. In 1974 the club were renamed Wivenhoe Town. In 1977–78 the club bought a carrot field on Broad Lane the outskirts of Wivenhoe for £2,500 in order to move back to the town, having most recently been playing at the University of Essex in nearby Colchester. The following season they won the Premier Division, and were promoted to the Essex Senior League. After finishing runners-up three times in seven seasons, the club were promoted to Division Two North of the Isthmian League at the end of the 1985–86 season. In 1987–88 they won the title, and were promoted to Division One, also winning the Essex Senior Trophy. In 1989–90 the club won Division One, accumulating 100 points, and were promoted to the Premier Division. This Pieman travelled by train from London Liverpool Street for this Good Friday Isthmian League encounter with Windsor & Eton. The walk from the station took around ten minutes. Former Spurs players Garry Brooke, Mark Falco and John Lacey were in the Wivenhoe Town team that shared the spoils with this 2-2 draw.