Dulwich Hamlet Football Club are featured in the current local podcast South London Hard Core. The programme which is aired each Monday is available for download and streaming at www.southlondonhardcore.com
Each week for over a year the presenters have been chatting about different aspects of South London. One week they might concentrate on Peckham, Brixton or Greenwich, another they might be looking at the South London Comic Festival or the way Thamesmead features in the movie A Clockwork Orange.
They have produced shows as wide ranging as the sitcoms set in South London, the best footballers to have graced our stadiums, music videos made in our streets, interviews with their transpontine friends including illustrator, graphic novelist and architect Owen Pomery.
The latest show features interviews with Mishi Morath and the folks behind Tales From The Pigeon Stands as well as other bloggers, tweeters and one of the fans' favourite players at Champion Hill, Erhun Oztumer.
This particular episode is a bumper one and times in at a hundred minutes. My apologies, but I do go on.
Monday, 14 January 2013
Picture: John Gornall in 2009 with Jack McInroy
John was a Hamlet player in the 1940's and 50's, playing on the right wing in the same side as Tommy Jover and Claude Whitworth.
He played in the famous match against the barefooted Nigerian touring side in 1949, and was a member of the team that won the London Senior Cup at Highbury later in the same season. Movie footage of the Nigeria match can be seen by clicking here.
He was also a prominent figure in the Dulwich Hamlet Cricket Club as an opening batsman. In one amazing eight day spell he scored four centuries in successive matches and also managed to get a game of football in as well.
A very amiable gentleman, John was a member of the DHFC Vice Presidents Club and made regular visits to Champion Hill to enjoy time with his old team mates and to watch the football.
The Hamlet Historian sends its sincere condolences to the Gornall family.
The funeral will take place on Friday 1st February 2013 at Vinters Park Crematorium in Maidstone, at 1.15pm. (Just off junction 7 of the M20.)