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Blue plaque for Bobby Moore’s childhood home in Barking

PUBLISHED: 13:10 26 February 2016 | UPDATED: 13:45 26 February 2016

Bobby Moore salutes the crowd with the Jules Rimet Trophy after England win the 1966 World Cup final (Picture: PA Photos)

Bobby Moore salutes the crowd with the Jules Rimet Trophy after England win the 1966 World Cup final (Picture: PA Photos)

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Barking-born footballer Bobby Moore is to be honoured with a blue English Heritage plaque – the first to be installed in the borough.

The scheme, which has been running for 150 years, marks the houses of many of the nation’s best-loved cultural icons.

Now, 50 years on from lifting the World Cup at Wembley, the Hammers legend is set to be included in the list.

The plaque in Waverley Gardens, Barking, will mark the house where Moore grew up and where he still lived when he made his England debut in 1962.

Prof Ronald Hutton, chair of the English Heritage Blue Plaques Panel, said: “Since 1866, these modest but distinctive blue roundels have reminded us of the people and places that made history.

“It’s a roll-call that underlines the wide range of talent who over the centuries have made London their home.”

Others to be recognised this year include comedian Tommy Cooper, Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and playwright Samuel Beckett.


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