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West Ham pay tribute to their heroes of 50 years ago

PUBLISHED: 19:30 01 May 2015 | UPDATED: 09:10 21 May 2015

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A special programme and the return of some of the stars who won the European Cup Winners’ Cup are the highlights tomorrow

Burnley programme is a tribute to the West Ham team that won the 1965 Cup Winners Cup at WembleyBurnley programme is a tribute to the West Ham team that won the 1965 Cup Winners Cup at Wembley

West Ham will pay a timely tribute to their legends of 1965 at Upton Park tomorrow with a parade of some of the great stars that won the Hammers the European Cup Winners’ Cup.

There will also be a special reprinted collectors’ issue of the Wembley programme from that momentous day on May 19, 1965 when West Ham beat German side TSV Munich 2-0 with the late Alan Sealey scoring both goals.

Hammers stars from that day will be special guests at tomorrow’s match with Burnley including World Cup winners Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters as well as Ronnie Boyce, John Sissons and Brian Dear.

Ken Brown was due to be at the match, but may be forced to pull out after returning from his holiday to find his house had been burgled and both his FA Cup winners medal of 1964 and his Cup Winners’ Cup medal stolen.

Also in attendance will be Ant Sealey, son of match winner Alan, who died back in 1996.

The vintage programme looks like it is going to be an essential piece of memorabilia for every West Ham fan, while the official programme, expertly put together by Rob Pritchard, will also have a 1965 retro-style cover which should not be missed.

The 100-page special has 16 pages of 50th anniversary content and will be available – polywrapped – at the usual price of £3.50, while the digital issue (with exclusive video content) will be available from 9am on matchday for £1.99.

Make sure you get your copy.

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