David Gold at London Stadium

David Gold: The final journey

The celebration of life for West Ham United’s beloved late Joint-Chairman David Gold will take place at London Stadium on Wednesday 1 February.

The lifelong Hammers fan, who sadly passed away earlier this month at the age of 86, is to receive a poignant and fitting send-off from his daughters Jacqueline and Vanessa, and fiancée Lesley, in front of family, friends and colleagues from his West Ham family and the world of football.

The Joint-Chairman’s final journey will also include a touching moment of reflection at his childhood home, 442 Green Street, and the site of the former Boleyn Ground at Upton Park, where he played for the Club as a schoolboy.

At this point, Jacqueline, Vanessa and Lesley will lay floral tributes at the spot marking the location of the Boleyn Ground main gates, before walking the short distance to 442 Green Street, where the Joint-Chairman’s granddaughter Scarlett will also lay a floral tribute.

Supporters are kindly advised that the celebration of life at London Stadium is not open to members of the public. However, well-wishers are welcome to pay their respects on the final journey, which will follow a route and time schedule as illustrated below:

David Gold final journey route map
  • 12.45pm – Funeral cortège to depart from London Stadium – Route via Stratford High Street, Rick Roberts Way, Abbey Lane, Manor Road, New Plaistow Road, Barking Road, Green Street.
  • 1.05pm – Arrival at Green Street
  • 1.20pm – Depart Green Street – Route via Plashet Road, Portway, West Ham Lane, Broadway, Stratford High Street, Warton Road, Montfichet Road, Carpenters Road, Marshgate Lane.
  • 1.40pm – Arrival back at London Stadium

Furthermore, any supporters wishing to make a charitable donation in memory of the Joint-Chairman can do so via a dedicated legacy fund on the JustGiving website that has been created in his name by the West Ham United Foundation, raising vital money to help people in the East London community that David Gold was such a devoted supporter of.

Simply click here to make a donation.

The confirmation of David Gold’s celebration of life follows the emotional and moving tribute at London Stadium prior to our Premier League victory over Everton on Saturday, when the West Ham United family came together to honour his memory.

The Gold family would like to thank the supporters and everyone present at the stadium on Saturday for their warm and moving tribute in memory of the Joint-Chairman, which has given them such great comfort at this sad time.

The thoughts of everyone at West Ham United continue to be with the Joint-Chairman’s daughters Jacqueline and Vanessa, his fiancée Lesley, and the entire Gold family.