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Boleyn Memorial gardens left in sorry state

A West Ham supporter has alerted us to sorry state of the West Ham memorial garden at the Boleyn Ground in Green Street.

The pictures below show the quick state of disrepair of the garden within the old players’ car park and the images have angered many whose loved ones are remembered there.

One fan who contacted Claret and Hugh and has challenged the club to give him the tools and access and says he will clean and maintain the sacred place in the absence of anyone else doing it.

In a statement earlier this year West Ham announced: “The new owners of the site, Galliard Group, plan to preserve the Memorial Garden at the entrance to the Boleyn Ground so relatives and friends of loved ones remembered there can continue to visit and pay their respects.”

In a previous statement in 2014 they promised “Under the plans, the current West Ham memorial garden by the front entrance to the grounds would also be retained, protected and incorporated into the new development.”

A source close to the club told Claret and Hugh this afternoon “We were made aware of this earlier today and we are going to make sure it is put right as a matter of urgency”




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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

4 comments on “Boleyn Memorial gardens left in sorry state

  1. What an absolute shame ! and disgrace FROM Both the club and the developers.. with whats going on at the new stadium and all other ups and downs.Ill just say I’m a big fan of the Daves and the Board.. BUT come on Step up get it sorted.. COYIs

  2. Obviously West Ham handed over the keys back in July and the site has been closed while it has been used as a film set. I have updated the article to say the club only became aware of the photos this morning and will get it sorted

  3. Thats BLOODY DISGRACEFUL!…them pictures spell a lot of ‘ANGRY WORDS’.

  4. ….Looking back at them pictures REALLY TRULY HURTS!!!

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