Dulwich Hamlet – Away Fans Guide by Sam Turner
Gary Johnson’s men, who currently sit 4th in the National League South, travel to south London to face 15th placed Dulwich Hamlet. If you’re making the trip to watch the Yellows then here’s all you need to know about Dulwich.
Location: 218 miles (351 km) or a 4 hour and 10 minute drive from Plainmoor.
Population: 12,321 (ONS Census 2011)
– In 1538 Dulwich was seized by Henry VIII and sold to goldsmith Thomas Calton for £609. Calton’s grandson, 67 years later, sold just the Manor of Dulwich for over 8 times that amount (£4,900).
– Famous author Enid Blyton, known for works such as Famous Five, was born in East Dulwich on 11th August 1897.
– London’s last remaining tollgate is located on College Road, in Dulwich. Cost for non pass holders is £1.
– Rembrandt’s (Dutch painter) portrait of Jacob de Gheyn III (another Dutch painter) was stolen no less than FOUR times since 1966. It was found on each occasion in a taxi, a train station, underneath a bench and on the back of a bicycle.
– NOTE: Dulwich Hamlet are currently temporarily playing their games at Imperial Fields (aka The KNK Stadium), the home of Tooting and Mitcham United.
Address: Tooting & Mitcham Community Sports Club, Imperial Fields, Bishopsford Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 6BF
– From the South West on the M25 turn off at junction 8 onto the A217 northbound which goes through Tadworth and Cheam. Dual carriageway most of the way up until a major roundabout with lights at Rose Hill. Take the third exit at this roundabout (Mitcham A217). You should now be on Bishopsford Road and Imperial Fields should be a mile further on through two sets of traffic lights and the ground will be on the right opposite a petrol station.
– There is a fair-sized car park at the ground which is free. Otherwise there is parking on side roads off the A217 which is within reasonable walking distance.
National League South | Dulwich Hamlet Vs Torquay United | 01/12/18 | 3pm KO | For more info on Saturday’s match click here.