Hammers legend delights at meal

King's Lynn Irons members with West Ham legend Brian Deer who was part of the 1965 European Cup Winners Cup winning side. LtoR - John Rudd, Brian Deer, David Blackmore, Joe Rudd and Eddie Addamson. ANL-150614-100219009
King's Lynn Irons members with West Ham legend Brian Deer who was part of the 1965 European Cup Winners Cup winning side. LtoR - John Rudd, Brian Deer, David Blackmore, Joe Rudd and Eddie Addamson. ANL-150614-100219009
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Brian Dear, who played for the Hammers in two spells between 1962 and 1971 and scored 39 goals in 82 appearances, was one of the first to arrive and last to leave the annual event, held this year at the Riverside Restaurant in Lynn.

He posed for pictures with members, signed West Ham programmes and recounted countless stories of his time playing for the East London club during a question and answer session.

David Blackmore, media, publicity and communications officer at KLIC, said: “Having Brian as our VIP guest was another very special occasion in the history of the King’s Lynn Irons Club.

“I had the privilege of sitting with Brian and it was brilliant to hear the stories of his life with West Ham.

“What I liked most is that Brian made sure he went from table to table meeting all of our members, answering their questions but also getting to know a little bit about each and every one of us, which was a really nice touch and certainly impressed the members I spoke to afterwards.

“He also very kindly donated three framed photographs for our raffle, two of them were images of the European Cup Winners Cup team and the other was a rare picture of Bobby Moore meeting Muhammad Ali.

“All three raffle prizes proved very popular with our members, as did the West Ham shirt Brian brought along with him that had been worn by Hammers defender Winston Reid last season. We auctioned this item following our raffle and the winning bid came from Joe Rudd.”

For more information about King’s Lynn Iron’s Club, visit: www.kingslynnirons.com.