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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

26th June 1973 London production of Grease premieres

26th June 1955 Born today: Mick Jones, London, rock vocalist/guitarist (Clash-Havana 3 AM)

26th June 1946 Born today: Clive Francis, London England, actor (Masada)

26th June 1933 Born today: Claudio Abbado, Milan Italy, composer/conductor (London Symphony Orchestra 1982)

26th June 1909 Victoria and Albert Museum opens in London

26th June 1902 The Coronation of Edward VII has to be postponed due to the future king's appendicitis.go to related location

26th June 1902 Rioting in Watford after coronation festivities cancelled.

26th June 1816 The first prisoners, all women, admitted to newly built MillBank Prison in London.go to related location

Booby Moore's Childhood Home



Booby Moore's Childhood Home

The childhood home of West Ham captain Bobby Moore.

Location: 43 Waverley Gardens, Barking

Description: This was West Ham and England legend Bobby Moore's childhood home. Moore refined his skills here, and enjoyed kickabouts with his father and uncle on nearby Greatfields Park.

In 2016, Moore (and this house) became the first footballer to receive a blue London plaque, erected just days before the 50th anniversary of England's 1966 World Cup triumph.

The football hero honed his skills while living at the address, and enjoyed kickabouts with his father - known as 'Big Bob' - and uncle on nearby Greatfields Park.

Moore was the youngest England player to ever wear the captain's armband - at the tender age of just 22 years old. He remains to this day, the only England captain to have lifted the World Cup.

Moore became a club legend at West Ham, for whom he made more than 600 appearances.

He died of cancer in 1993, aged just 51.


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Booby Moore's Childhood Home

The childhood home of West Ham captain Bobby Moore.


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