For Issue 15 we went to The Beveree stadium, deep in the west London suburbs and the home of Hampton & Richmond Borough Football Club. Well, I say “we”, I’m there every other week as a season ticket holder, but felt the story of the amazing fans and volunteers of another non-league club battling against the odds deserved a wider audience.
We wanted to capture ‘The Bev’ in all its quintessential non-league glory, so asked photographer Jon Barmby to come along. Jon is a self-claimed ‘West Ham pessimist, Lewes FC optimist’ and it’s his amazing work following the latter on the excellent fixtured.com that brought him to our attention. Jon regularly captures the eccentricities and passion of the famous Dripping Pan and non-league football as a whole so well, it was a no-brainer to get him down to the mix-and-match home of the Beavers which is all angles, echoes, and charm.
Jon didn’t disappoint, there were just so many good pictures, and we only had eight pages in the mag, so it’s only right we share them with you here…
If you think these are good, you should see the ones in the mag. And we’ve been to loads of other places as well for this issue, Russia, Brazil, Palermo, Australia and, err…Tooting. There’s not many left so buy it here.