Mural of West Ham legends Billy Bonds and Sir Trevor Brooking painted in Upton Park
PUBLISHED: 15:24 02 August 2017 | UPDATED: 16:00 03 August 2017
This colourful mural paying tribute to two West Ham legends is being painted near to the club’s former ground.
The giant artwork, at the junction of Priory Road and Barking Road, depicts Billy Bonds, who holds the club’s appearance record, and Sir Trevor Brooking, who scored the only goal in the Hammers’ 1980 FA Cup final win over Arsenal.
Work on the mural began yesterday and is set to be completed tomorrow.
Its location is just metres away from the club’s former Upton Park home, where both Bonds and Brooking starred throughout their careers, and is set to ensure the club’s 112 year heritage in the area is not forgotten now that the team have moved to the London Stadium.
Cllr Veronica Oakeshott, who represents Boleyn ward, said: “All the residents I’ve talked to are really excited about it. Not only does it cheer up a drab wall, it underlines Boleyn’s undisputed status as the home of West Ham FC’s great legends.”
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