Tony Carr welcomes Hammers crest home


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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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!"

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