Bill's story

Winners are grinners … Bill proudly displaying his new scarf

Winners are grinners … Bill proudly displaying his new scarf

We asked you for your stories of supporting West Ham. Bill Green, 73, of Walthamstow was quick off the mark and won a WHUISA scarf.


Bill has stopped going to see the Irons in the flesh - his complaint about disabled access is something WHUISA have already taken up - and will continue to push the club on.

Read on:

I first started going to the Hammers in 1955 when I was nine-years-old. Living in Canning Town meant a nice little walk down the Barking Road to Upton Park.

I was lucky enough to be at all the cup finals, cup winners cup finals and play-offs.

Unfortunately in 2012 I had an operation on my back which limits my mobility, but I was determined to follow the Irons to the new stadium and purchased a season ticket.

Off course you can't drive to the London Stadium unless you park in Leyton of further away.

As I now live in Walthamstow it meant a 97 bus to Stratford and then a considerably long walk after.

I contacted West Ham and they informed me that they lay on vehicles to transport those with mobility issues from Stratford station to the ground. This was great, the only drawback being that you had to arrive three hours before kick off and you couldn't leave until the away fans had cleared the stadium.

This meant for night matches I wasn't getting home until after midnight.

I haven't renewed my season ticket because transport-wise I find the new stadium a bit of a nightmare. If I could park reasonably near it would help.

I now rely on Sky and BT sports for my coverage and when the Hammers aren't featured the internet (with the help of my grandson).