Calling in on….Burgess Hill Town – wigwam bam

You could be forgiven for assuming that a trip to Burgess Hill Town is akin to visiting some sort of new age tribe. They play at the Green Elephants Stadium, their fans refer to them as “the Hillians” and there’s a big wigwam on the far side of the ground as you come through the gates. Are we at a world music festival? Is it a spin-off of Glastonbury? No, the Green Elephants are the club’s sponsors and the wigwam is one of their [far from cheap] products. As for tribe, well, the club’s nickname is “the Hillians”. All roads … Continue reading Calling in on….Burgess Hill Town – wigwam bam

Calling in on….Dartford, fanfare for the wooden man!

The town of Dartford doesn’t mean a lot to most people. It lends its name to a tunnel, a crossing and, in 1943, it was the birthplace of one Michael Philip Jagger. It’s in the Kent hinterland and in many ways, mirrors Thurrock on the opposite side of the Thames Estuary. Other than Jagger, Dartford also has connections with a few notables: Malcolm Allison and pop artist Peter Blake (of Sgt. Pepper fame) were both born in Dartford. Margaret Thatcher unsuccessfully ran for parliament in the early 1950s from Dartford. And oh yes, Britain’s strongest man, Terry Morgans, hails from … Continue reading Calling in on….Dartford, fanfare for the wooden man!