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CandH’s Boleyn pictorial farewell MUST start here!


PKT4388-315799 BOBBY MOORE FOOTBALLER 1977 Bobby Moore pictured with his home ground, Upton PArk, in  the background, talks about his years with West Ham, in Thames Television's THIS SPORTING LAND.

Bobby Moore pictured with his home ground, Upton PArk, in the background, talks about his years with West Ham, in Thames Television’s THIS SPORTING LAND.

Here’s a taste of things to come over the next few months as we delve into the archives to bid our farewell to the Boleyn after all these years.

Lifelong fan Nigel Khan – and big pal of ClaretandHugh – has a gallery of thousands of pics and videos going way back to the early 1900s and is going to be a major supplier of special memories.

Please feel free to download any you fancy as your wallpaper to keep the Boleyn alive in your hearts and before your eyes forever.

This will be ClaretandHugh’s very special tribute to the ground and area which has played such a huge part in the lives of us all.

We will do our absolute utmost to give the ‘old lady’ a great send off and please feel free to send your memories, pictures and videos Β to claretandhugh@gmail.com

We’ll do our best to publish them. There’s only one place to start though with the club’s favourite son – the greatest footballer of our lifetime – Mooro!

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

10 comments on “CandH’s Boleyn pictorial farewell MUST start here!

  1. Great picture!! πŸ˜‰

  2. Cracking photo,love it.

  3. The greatest. And rocking that overcoat!

    I can remember when the East Stand was the flashy ‘new boy’ – can anyone else recall that huge expanse of asbestos with the vents in the roof of the West Stand?

    • And the north bank south bank and old chicken run,
      Asbastos everywhere !!
      Still here!! Lol.
      Great pic and I had a trench coat very similar but dog tooth and a heavy psuade one all well
      With the trilby to boot!!!!
      Loved the fashion in the seventys.!!
      Also remember the Ben Sherman and Brutus period with accompanying Harrington jacket
      And the stay press strides with the brogues or officer boots,
      Took me back that did.

  4. Sorry,too young Demon,lol

  5. Fantastic pic, I need to get over there soon.

  6. Love it,superb pic Hugh.Not so sure about the coat though,looks like an Arthur Daley knock-off πŸ˜€

  7. Still wearing them Johnboy and the brute,never had that coat but would not mind it when I visit England,
    Still to this day I comment about getting asbastos poisoning from spending so much time around the ground,
    Great picture good memories
    Can’t wait to see the next

  8. That’s taken from the top of the block known as Seymour Road. I know because I used to live on the third floor from 1980 until 1983, and my best mate lived on the 16th, from where you could see 2 thirds of the pitch. On matchdays, the only ones who got onto the roof were the ‘old bill’. Slightly more than 2 thirds viewable from there…..

    • My Grandad was a delivery driver for a local builders merchants – Bostock Chater – and he was delivering to one of those towers just before the ‘no spectators’ Tblisi game in 1981, just before my 21st birthday. He managed to convince the family that for a fiver we could both watch the little bit of the game that we could see from their top floor window. No access to the roof as I recall, and all we saw was odd flashes of players and ball with the echoey sounds of empty stands. I recall that we never knew what the score was until we got home!

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