Formed in 1878, the club is said to be the second oldest in Bucks. The early years (well, decades) were spent in local leagues, before the Blues moved on to take part in the Great Western Combination (1948), the Wycombe Combination (1964) and the Reading Combination (1970). After one season in the latter of the third, the Blues took on senior status and entered the Hellenic League Division One A; finishing second at the first attempt.
After coming second again the next season, Burnham went up to the Premier Division and won the title three terms later. In 1977, though, their time in the Hellenic League was done and it was off to the Athenian League.
Now, pay attention because it’s going to get a little frantic.
In 1984, they were on the move again; this time, to the London Spartan League. Here, they were champions at the first attempt. Woop! The next year, however, they merged with Hillingdon Borough and took the Hillmen’s place in the Southern League. Now, it’s a story not for today, but the merger came about as Hillingdon were in a spot of bother and on the cusp of verging. And the current Hillingdon Borough are completely unrelated.
How to get to Burnham – Travel Information – Distance: 45 miles
Go south on the A1(M) and counter-clockwise on the M25. At Junction 16, take the M40 towards the Midlands for around 5.2 miles. At Junction 2, leave for the A355 towards Beaconsfield. As you go past aservice area, turn right onto Burnham Road and continue along onto Woodlands Hill. This becomes Ship Hall soon after.
Turn right for Littleworth Road, continuing onto Dropmore Road and then turning right for Poyle Lane. Take the second left for Pink Lane and then left for Wymers Wood Road.
You should be able to find space in the club’s own car park.
Station: BURNHAM (BUCKS)
Services to: LONDON PADDINGTON
Come out of onto Station Road, turning left and then joining Burnham Lane. Keep going straight onto Hogfair Lane, followed by Britwell Road and Gore Road. Next, turn right at the roundabout for Taplow Common Road. The ground is on the next right. And it should be as easy as that.
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