The East Ham working men’s club will soon be consigned to the history books, with work having started to turn it into a five-story residential building.
An agreement was reached in March for the works to happen, as reported by The Newham Recorder, however, this has not done much to ease the sense of loss West Ham United fans are feeling.
The club was an important part of the matchday experience for many during West Ham’s time at Upton Park, so there were plenty of fans who have been left disappointed:
Another one bites the dust in Upton Park. The East Ham Working mens club, so many memories made there including the first two years of the West Ham Way pre match event. Sad to see it like this. pic.twitter.com/KtmCkjcjy6
— Dave Walker (@DaveWalkerWHU) November 4, 2019
Following the start of the works, many fans have been reminiscing about their time spent at the Boleyn Ground and the working men’s club.
This seems to act as yet another reminder of the history that has been taken from them and the club since the move to London Stadium.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the update, including posts from reminiscing West Ham fans, can be seen below:
Some good memories in there. Memories is all we seem to have now.
— VINNYWHUFC (@vinnywhufc) November 4, 2019
Our club moved. I’m over that. What I’m not over is the death of the history.
Sad for the people who live close.
— CBETD (@DenverWestHam) November 4, 2019
Most of my youth was spent in there.. With everything gone or now shut down, there is no reason for me to go to upton park anymore.. Sad sad days
— Paul (@Hammer1966) November 4, 2019
This is upsetting
— Misssssssyyyyyyyy (@MissyMissyJ) November 4, 2019
So sad 1st the ground then this place so gutting for the local area!
— Billy Bonds Claret & Blue Army (@Smackit0) November 4, 2019
My mum worked in there for most of my childhood. Lots of memories, sad to see it go.
— JG (@hammer2090) November 4, 2019