West Ham have unveiled statues of Bobby Moore, Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters honouring their 1965 European Cup Winners Cup success. Hurst and Moore’s daughter Roberta and Peters wife Kathy were in attendance at the ceremony. They were joined by captain Mark Noble, Declan Rice and manager David Moyes. Peters had his ashes laid in the foundation of the statue that was commissioned last year during the 125 years celebration of the club.
“It gives my family and I great comfort and peace to know that Martin has now been laid to rest, and we couldn’t think of anywhere better than the spot where his legacy is honoured,” Kathy Peters said. “He would be so proud and happy to have seen this statue unveiled, alongside Bobby and Geoff. The three of them achieved something that has never been repeated since and they were part of a very special time at West Ham that we all have such great memories of.”
“It’s amazing to see the statue here today. I think it’s fantastic that it’s in a wonderful position when I look up at London Stadium, and that these players have got a presence here that fans for generations to come can visit and bring their children and see the legacy of the 1965 European Cup Winners’ Cup team,” said Roberta Moore, wife of West Ham legend Bobby Moore. “I’m just so grateful that it’s here and I know my Dad would be really humbled and would have a really big smile on his face.”
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