THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

burton14 November ~ Burton Albion's badge appears to have been heavily influenced by the popular "Skegness Is So Bracing" poster of the 1930s. The image here is of the Jolly Footballer, a popular Edwardian icon of an overweight male with a rolling gait, probably based on a famous early player such as "Fatty" Foulke, "BMI" Benson, or "Dangerous Pressure on the Brain" McNeish. Hidden in the back reference to the Skegness poster is a subliminal message urging the public to travel to Burton for restorative fresh air and to spend their money at local attractions such as Burton Albion Football Club, Burton Ant Fair, the Palace of Cutlery and the Andy Peebles Heritage Centre. Read more

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