Brooking Road, E7

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In honour of footballer Sir Trevor Brooking, former West Ham United star who made 47 appearances for England. Brooking, originally from Barking, made 647 appearances for the club, during which time it won the 1975 FA Cup and the 1980 FA Cup in which he scored the only goal. In a 2005 interview, when asked about the street he told The Guardian: “It was really very nice of Newham Council to do that. And just beside Brooking Road is Bobby Moore Walk.” Asked if he kept an eye on the road to see if it had, for example, been turned into a red light district, he laughed: “No, no, nothing like that will happen there. Touch wood!”

 

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