Long Live the Boleyn

Norwich based artist David “Gnasher” Nash who founded Gnashers Murals is back at work today in Newham creating a second West Ham mural close the famous ‘Long Live the Boleyn’ wall yards from where the Boleyn Ground once proudly stood. The art was commissioned by West Ham supporter Vik Taak who works for Newham Council as a tenant liaison officer and is part of a Newham street art project.

Vik has previously worked with local councillors, community groups local businesses and contractors to sponsor materials and hopes to work with schools to persuade young people they shouldn’t just spraying anywhere. Vik previously said  “I love street art, we want people to come to Newham to see it and spend money while they are here. Shop keepers are happy as long as the art is not offensive”

Vik tweeted “Here we West Ham fans the 2nd bit of Street Art in Newham is about to start!! With

It looks like the second mural will be ‘Long Live the Boleyn’ to accompany the original



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

6 comments on “Long Live the Boleyn

  1. I hate to see nice brickwork painted on. It’s fine on rendered surfaces but always seems a pity on bricks which display different qualities and hues as they age.

  2. your dead right sparrow what harm has an innocent brick in a wall framed by a bit weather struck pointing ever done to anybody
    Although a lose one in the back of the head can be a bit uncomfortable

  3. Just seen it sparrow make you right

  4. I’m not a big fan of painted wood either. Especially if it had a lovely grain.

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