Group    From 1895 

West Ham United

Categories: Sport / Games

London based football team, known as 'The Hammers'. Founded by Arnold Hills (1857-1927), MD of Thames Ironworks, who also founded the Oriolet Hospital and Convalescent Home.

This club was originally called the Thames Ironworks FC - hence the nickname. The club adopted the current name in 1900 and moved to the existing location in Upton Park, (known as the 'Boleyn Ground') in 1904. They are one of the main contenders for taking over the 2012 Olympics Stadium as their home ground.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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West Ham United

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Bobby Moore

The Heritage Foundation website mentions a plaque to him unveiled in 2000 by ...

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Charlie Paynter

Charlie Paynter, 1879 - 1970, lived here. West Ham United FC manager 1932 - 1...

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John Lyall

John Lyall, 1940 - 2006, manager of West Ham United 1974 - 1989. Sports Herit...

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Ron Greenwood

Ron Greenwood, CBE, 1921 - 2006, manager of West Ham United and England. Spor...

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Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company

The monument, created by sculptor Richard Kindersley, comprises a number of c...

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