THE CHAMPIONS England and West Ham United Captain Bobby Moore hoisted on the shoulders of his team mates holds aloft the Jules Rimet trophy. This famous image captures England's memorable 4-2 victory over West Germany in the 1966 World Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. England's goals were scored by West Ham United's Martin Peters and Geoff Hurst whose hat-trick made him a footballing legend. It was a defining moment for both England and West Ham United. Sculpture by Philip Jackson. Unveiled by HRH The Duke of York CVO ADC on 28th April 2003
Remembering the forty one players and staff of Clapton Orient Football Club who served with the 17th Bn Middlesex Regiment (The Footballers' Battalion) during the great war of whom three players gave their lives in the Battle of the Somme.
Private William Jonas F/32 27th July 1916
Pte George Scott F/1583 16th August 1916
CSM Richard McFadden MM F/162 23rd October 1916
To the memory of the service men & women of Leyton who sacrificed their lives in two world wars
1914 - 1918 1939 - 1945
In grateful remembrance of all those people of Leyton who suffered in the world war 1939 - 1945
In memory of the fallen of Leyton 1945 to present day
Lest we forget
In gratitude to Crystal Hale, tireless campaigner & founder of The Islington Boat Club. The club has provided safe boating for thousands of youngsters on City Road Basin and now celebrates its 25th anniversary.
1970 - 1995
[top left] Nike (pronounced Neekay)
Ancient Greek goddess of victory.
Spirit of the Games sculptor, Pavlos Angelos Kougioumtzis.
[top right] A gift from the people of ancient Olympia to the people of London. To commemorate the hosting of the XXXth Olympiad, London 2012.
[bottom left] Ancient Olympia is the site of the original games and remains the source of the sacred Olympic flame. It is lit by Apollo, god of the Sun, at the request of the high priestess and is used to ignite the Olympic torch as it begins its route to the host city.
[bottom right] The Ancient Games
The ancient Olympic Games began in 776 BC in honour of Zeus. Nike the goddess of victory and a sentinel of Zeus, was believed to have been sent to earth to crown the victors in the games. The Olympics were staged every four years at Olympia and were taken very seriously - wars would be halted to allow the games to take place. People from all over the Greek world came to watch and take part. The ancient games were the inspiration for the modern Olympic Games which began in 1896.