Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Plaque Of The Week No. 121. Bobby Moore


Return of the Plaque of the Week!

Our Plaque of the Week series returns for a 12 week run…

You've seen them all over the city: discs, tablets, cameos and plaques commemorating the great and the good of London Town. Wednesday is our new day for tracking down London plaques (Blue or otherwise) and putting them centre stage on the Daily Constitutional. This week…





To tie in with our Great London Songs piece earlier, here's a plaque to a legendary footballer…



Bobby Moore is the only England captain ever to lift the World Cup. In 1966 he lead England to a famous 4-2 victory over West Germany. During that golden mid-60s period, Moore never seemed to be away from Wembley. Not only did he lift the World Cup there, but also the F.A Cup and the European Cup Winners' Cup with his club West Ham United.

His plaque can be found on The Boleyn Ground – commonly known as Upton Park – the current home of West Ham United F.C. In August 2016, West Ham will take up residence in the Olympic Stadium – which still gives you plenty of time to nip along to Upton Park of a Saturday afternoon – or, better still, for an evening game – to savour one of the most atmospheric old grounds in the UK.








A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.

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