Tony Carr unveils Boleyn Ground memorial

28 Oct, 2023
written by Sean Whetstone

Around one hundred West Ham supporters braved the train strikes on Saturday for the official unveiling ceremony of the 10ft by 8ft West Ham crest in Castle Street.

It cost £8,750 to buy with the money raised by fans who wanted to keep it in the West Ham family amid interest from an overseas buyer.

It now adorns the clubhouse of the old Supporters’ Club in Castle Street — currently occupied by UK Fitness Club and opposite where the Bobby Moore Stand once stood after an additional cost of £164 for planning permission and £1,860 for installation.

Beneath the badge will be a plaque which reads: ‘The Boleyn Ground may be gone but this generation will never forget and future generations will always know that this was once the beloved home of West Ham United.’

The former Academy Director Tony Carr was the guest of honour with committee members of Hammers United and West Ham Official Supporters Club also present.



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  1. Well done to all at HU fir saving this important piece of our club’s history. And shame on the current Board at the club for not doing more to help.

  2. Thanks SJP.Hammers United are unveiling a plaque in memory of John Lyall next week.All part of remembering and respecting our heritage mate.

  3. Well done at Hammers Utd for achieving this important memorial to the loss of our Spiritual home. I still feel a lump in my throat when I walk through those soulless flats with scant reminders of what they replaced.
    One thing does occur to me though…. who owns the old Hammers Supporters Club now? And what guarantee of permanence is there for the plaque? I recall back in 2005 I was a member of the club, and I was trying to pay my membership every time I went, but was told a different excuse every time I tried. I later found out that the members owned the club. as West Ham had decided they did not want to maintain it, and had handed over the deeds. In 2005 some smart people had started to cull the membership so that the individual shares were bigger, as they got wind of a potential windfall… Please enlighten us as to what eventually happened.


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