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Tributes paid to fallen Hammer

Tributes were paid to Sir David Amess at London Stadium ahead of Sunday’s Premier League fixture with Spurs by both sets of supporters.

Born in Plaistow, lifelong supporter Sir David wrote passionately about his memories of watching the 1966 FIFA World Cup final and attending the final game at the Boleyn Ground, where he met West Ham and England great Martin Peters.

The following day, he wrote on his own website: “Last night, the ‘Hammers’ fulfilled my wildest expectations by leaving Upton Park in a blaze of glory! It was a truly thrilling match and, certainly, events on the pitch were a credit to football.

“As a young boy, I vividly recall England winning the World Cup and the three West Ham players, Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters, being pivotal to that victory. It was an absolute pleasure to meet Martin Peters last night and for the two of us to celebrate West Ham leaving Upton Park on a winning note. I am forever blowing bubbles!”

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Sir David attended St Antony’s Primary School and St Bonaventure’s in Forest Gate as a boy.

Sir David was murdered on Friday 15 October in Leigh-on-Sea, where he had served as the Member of Parliament for the local Southend West and was holding a surgery for local constituents.

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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