Chadwell Heath: 50 years in pictures

  • by Staff Writer
  • Tuesday, 2nd April 2019

West Ham United's first team spent more than half-a-century with Chadwell Heath as its core training base before moving in 2016.

And even though Manuel Pellegrini's squad are now primarily based at Rush Green, we thought we'd mark the new ?4million Academy development at Chadwell Heath with some of our favourite shots taken - with a camera! - at the training complex over the years...


The managers

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Ron Greenwood chats with Geoff Hurst during a break in proceedings


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John Lyall welcomes new signing Liam Brady to West Ham


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Goalkeeper Bernard Lama is welcomed to the club by Harry Redknapp


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Trevor Brooking and coach Paul Goddard discuss tactics


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Alan Pardew welcomes new signing Nigel Reo-Coker to the club


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Alan Curbishley and Meyvyn Day oversee a summer 2007 session


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A troubled Franco Zola leaves the training ground - shortly before his dismissal


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Julian Dicks arrives - with boots - shortly after being appointed as first team coach


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Slaven Bilic with Julian Dicks and Chris Woods, shortly after the Croat is appointed


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Manuel Pellegrini returns to Chadwell for the opening of the new complex



The players


Pre-season 1964, as the squad line-up for media day



Bobby Moore rises to head the ball at an empty ground


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Bobby Moore chats to a young supporter whilst taking a breather


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The 1981 League Cup Final squad pose for the media ahead of their tie with Liverpool


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Paolo Di Canio makes a point to an apparently-unimpressed Harry Redknapp


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Academy graduates Michael Carrick and Joe Cole


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Steve Lomas and Kevin Horlock partake in a little footy tennis


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Christian Dailly poses for the media ahead of the 2006 FA Cup Final


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Ok, Fred - Sears challenges Ljungberg in February 2008


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Play-off hero Ricardo Vaz Te sees the funny side during a 2012 media event


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Three captains - Messrs Nolan, Noble and Cresswell


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Messrs Kouyate and Ogbonna attempt the crossed Hammers


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Coach Edin Terzic with Kevin Nolan


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The famous Payet Rabona


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