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New Bobby Moore exhibition opens

Photographs of Bobby Moore which have been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery and have gone on display to mark this year’s World Cup and the 25th anniversary of his death.

The exhibition includes some unusual images of a working footballer: winning the ball from George Best, playing chess with Franz Beckenbauer. And the more everyday: lying on a sofa watching TV, posing with family on the drive of an extravagant house.

The photographs have been acquired from the collection of Roberta Moore, his daughter. She said: “My father emanated grace both on and off the pitch. He was self-effacing, kind and humble with a dry humour and tremendous sense of fun. This display is a wonderful tribute to the high esteem in which he is held.”

Bobby Moore: First Gentleman of English Football is on display in Room 32 of the NPG, 5 March-January 2019.

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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

One comment on “New Bobby Moore exhibition opens

  1. Great pictures!

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