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Message 1368470 - Posted: 16 May 2013, 15:29:20 UTC

For all you old misery guts that thought the 2012 Olympics in England was a waste of time.

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Olympic Venues' legacy

* Olympic Stadium: West Ham United are to be the long-term tenant however other sporting events will also take place there

* Copper Box: The handball venue will become a leisure centre from the summer. It will also be home to London Lions Basketball Team



* Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre: The former wheelchair tennis venue is to re-open with hockey pitches and tennis courts

* Velodrome: From next year, the dome will have a BMX track and indoor cycling

* Aquatics Centre: Will re-open next Spring with two 50m pools and a diving pool

* Athletes' Village: Will be transformed into 2,818 new homes. First tenants move in this summer

* Orbit tower: Visitor attraction from this summer



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Message 1368731 - Posted: 17 May 2013, 4:33:55 UTC - in response to Message 1368470.

For all you old misery guts that thought the 2012 Olympics in England was a waste of time.

Legacy

Olympic Venues' legacy

* Olympic Stadium: West Ham United are to be the long-term tenant however other sporting events will also take place there

* Copper Box: The handball venue will become a leisure centre from the summer. It will also be home to London Lions Basketball Team



* Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre: The former wheelchair tennis venue is to re-open with hockey pitches and tennis courts

* Velodrome: From next year, the dome will have a BMX track and indoor cycling

* Aquatics Centre: Will re-open next Spring with two 50m pools and a diving pool

* Athletes' Village: Will be transformed into 2,818 new homes. First tenants move in this summer

* Orbit tower: Visitor attraction from this summer





There no longer gona use the old stadium ! What will be come of Upton park ???
Oh no Uncle Roy and dad are gona have a fit , oh Roy died last year that's right , dad's gona have a fit over that no Upton park ...........
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Message 1368732 - Posted: 17 May 2013, 4:37:45 UTC

I still got memory's of sneaking in at harf time we only lived down the road from the old stadium Aintree Ave was the street
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Message 1368733 - Posted: 17 May 2013, 4:44:57 UTC

I'm for ever blowing bubbles
Pretty bubbles in the air
They fly so high
Nearly reach the sky
Then like the wind
They fade and die
I'm for ever Blowing bubbles

oh that bring back some great memory's
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Message 1368734 - Posted: 17 May 2013, 4:52:24 UTC

Go the Hammers I will always be and always have been a fan Bobby Best was my hero I think that was his name long time ago crikey 41yrs
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Message 1368790 - Posted: 17 May 2013, 7:24:02 UTC
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There was a Clyde Best, but I think you mean Bobby Moore who captained England and won the 1966 world cup. I traditionally support West Ham because it was the first ever 1st Division football match that I went to in the early 60's. Apart from which, at that time they were considered to be one of the gentlemanly teams that played clean football.

Before a single spade of earth was dug for the olympic venues, the government carefully vetted plans for their future after the games were over. There was no way they were going to spend millions and not get full lasting value from it. I was aware of some of the pre-planning that went on. My only concern is the percentage of "affordable homes" that were insisted on, but that is another matter.

Aintree Avenue is 1/2 mile east of the stadium along the A124.

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Message 1368825 - Posted: 17 May 2013, 9:57:28 UTC - in response to Message 1368790.

There was a Clyde Best, but I think you mean Bobby Moore who captained England and won the 1966 world cup. I traditionally support West Ham because it was the first ever 1st Division football match that I went to in the early 60's. Apart from which, at that time they were considered to be one of the gentlemanly teams that played clean football.

Before a single spade of earth was dug for the olympic venues, the government carefully vetted plans for their future after the games were over. There was no way they were going to spend millions and not get full lasting value from it. I was aware of some of the pre-planning that went on. My only concern is the percentage of "affordable homes" that were insisted on, but that is another matter.

Aintree Avenue is 1/2 mile east of the stadium along the A124.


yes Chris Booby Moore I knew I got his name wrong but that was 41 odd years ago and I was just a wee lad

The old house we lived in is still there in Aintree Ave no 34 .The school I went to is 1 road over and that's still there too at least google Earth says it is I was told they built a motorway not that far away by some of my cousins.
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Message 1368828 - Posted: 17 May 2013, 10:15:24 UTC

The M11 was opened in 1975.

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Message 1368835 - Posted: 17 May 2013, 10:30:45 UTC - in response to Message 1368828.

The M11 was opened in 1975.



Dad came here to oz in 1972 when my cousins told me they said you wouldn't recognize the place . I'll have to spend some more time on Google Earth checking things out .How far away is the Olympic stadium from Upton Park?
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Message 1368852 - Posted: 17 May 2013, 10:56:52 UTC

Approx 3 1/2 miles.

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Message 1368856 - Posted: 17 May 2013, 11:08:01 UTC

Ruddy hell that's long way away any idea what there gona do with Upton Park ? I hope it's still going to be where the main head quarters is .When I Finally am able to get my superannuation when i'm 59 I was thinking of coming back home for a holiday and was hoping I could see at least 1 football match there don't look like that's going to happen now
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Message 1368860 - Posted: 17 May 2013, 11:25:55 UTC

As far as is known, they have a 99 year lease at the Olympic stadium and will sell Upton Park. The Memorial garden will be preserved. All of this is available on the web.

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Message 1368880 - Posted: 17 May 2013, 12:09:40 UTC

Chris I sent you a im asking you something please disregard it I have changed the community preferences i'm hoping it also works for im's to
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Message 1370360 - Posted: 21 May 2013, 20:55:39 UTC

1 legacy of the Olympics
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