Football

BURNHAM UNITED

1914

 

1921-22

 

1926-27

A retrospective article in the Burnham and Highbridge Weekly¬† News (date unknown) described this team as “possibly the most successful football side Burnham United have fielded in their 75 year history. This smart looking side swept the boiard in the 1926-27 season – winning the Weston League Division One, the Weston Knockout Cup and the Weston Charity Cup.

 

1976

Back Row: Rich Haines (manager); Nigel Picton; Kim Brockhurst; Alan Coombes; Karl Bidgood; Ian McKen; Gavin Morris.  Front Row: Nigel Streeter; Derrick Mullins; Richard Coulson; Trevor Ford; Bob Peace.

1980’s

Back Row: Nick Burke (joint manager); Bob Skidmore; Clive Fursland; Dave Brooks; Chris Hembery; Roger Broom; Rich Haines (joint manager). Front Row: Justin Burke (mascot); Derrick Mullins; Richard larance; Bob arson; Mike Driscoll; Bob Peace; Nicky Clarke.

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  1. I am researching sport using the Bridgwater Mercury and in 1896 Burnham Albions FC were said to be playing on a meadow opposite Helen’s Cottages in the town. Does anyone know where they were, or are by any chance?
    I shall continue to post on here anything I find that is relevant

    1. Hello Kerry,
      I know St Dunstan’s school sports field was near what is now Rectory Road area. We have had several comments posted of ex pupils and you can read their comments via this link. http://www.captureburnham.co.uk/landmarks/schools/st-dunstans-school. there were several schools in this area so it might have been one of these sports fields. I do have more to add about these schools and also early sports team members so please keep an eye for updates.
      It might be that more information is posted there about this school.
      I hope this helps and thanks for your interest.
      John

    2. Hi Kerry,
      Thanks for your comment. I would like to add to John’s reply that I have consulted colleagues in the Local History Group and we wonder whether ‘Helen’s Cottages’ is in fact ‘Ellen’s Cottages’, the alms houses on the Berrow Rd, opposite the end of Stoddens Rd (see the ‘Places’ menu on this site). The land opposite would have still been open land in the 1890’s. We would welcome further information from you as your research continues.

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