Castle St crest ceremoney set for Saturday

  • by Staff Writer
  • Wednesday, 27th September 2023

The large club crest which was once a feature of the Bobby Moore Stand at the Boleyn Ground has been revamped and rehoused at a new, permanent location.

Driven by supporters group Hammers United the project was managed by Irons fan Sean Burke and a small group of dedicated volunteers, who were commisioned to restore the crest to its former glory after it was rediscovered having been sold following the club's move to Stratford.

Hanging tough: restored to its rightful place [img:S.Burke]

And at 12pm this Saturday, ahead of West Ham's Premier League meeting with Sheffield United, the unveiling ceremony will take place at the crest's new home - on the front wall of the site of the old Supporters’ Club in Castle Street.

Almost there: a flatbed truck brings the crest home

Leading the unveiling will be former Academy Directory Tony Carr, who was responsible for the introduction of players such as Joe Cole, Michael Carrick, Jermain Defoe, Glen Johnson, Frank Lampard Jnr and Rio Ferdinand to West Ham's first team.

A work in progress: during the restoration process

Meanwhile those fans participating in the free-to-attend ceremony will be presented with a commemorative t-shirt. All West Ham supporters are invited to attend.

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