TIM Burgess has revealed new 'merchandise' referencing a tiny village near Middlewich.

The Charlatans front man, who grew up in Northwich, has taken to social media to share a photo of what appears to be some impending merch paying homage to one of the band’s most popular songs.

Sporting a green hoodie with “Sproston” written across the chest, Burgess posed by the sign at the village’s entrance in what can only be a nod to the cult hit - Sproston Green.

A short caption accompanying the photo read: “New merch alert. Stand by for updates.”

Sproston Green wasn’t one of the band’s most successful tunes commercially, failing to chart as a single.

It was perhaps overshadowed at the time of its release in 1990 as it featured on the same album, Some Friendly, as The Only One I Know.

However, Sproston Green has since developed a cult following and is often the song the band close their live shows with.

Charlatans fans have been known to embark on pilgrimages, or minor detours at least, to visit the village, which had a population of just 257 at the last census.

The reveal of new merchandise honouring the tune has been well-received by fans.

Responding to Burgess’ posts on Instagram and X, one fan commented: “Mega. I need a new one. I was once stuck in a traffic jam on the M6 and Sproston Green appeared on my sat nav screen just as Sproston Green started playing on the stereo. Small things but brightened my day."

Another, sharing a photo of himself by the Sproston sign, wrote: “Gonna have to snag one… went here because of you and the boys.”

One commenter even suggested Burgess set up shop at a nearby petrol station.

They wrote: “Get a stall on the forecourt of the Shell Garage.”