A LIFELONG West Ham fan was able to relive the Hammers' best moments after being treated to VIP trip arranged by staff at a Loughton care home.

John Cullis MBE used to regularly visit the old West Ham stadium, Boleyn Ground, with his grandfather many years ago in the 1970s.

When he last attended a West Ham game, England World Cup winner Bobby Moore was in the starting line-up.

He hasn't visited since, however, so kind-hearted staff at Woodland Grove care home recently arranged an unforgettable trip for him to the club's new home, the London Stadium.

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John said: “When I was a boy, it was my grandfather who used to take me to games and we used to stand in the ‘Chicken Run’ in the Boleyn ground. 

“We’d go most Saturdays and I got to watch all the greats - Clyde Best, Bobby Moore, Jeff Hurst - it was wonderful."

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The visit was part of the Rectory Lane's ‘Resident of the Day’ scheme which sees each resident made to feel special with a unique treat. 

Woodland Grove’s lifestyles manager, Michela Volpe, said: “The smile hasn’t left his face yet. We are thrilled he had such a good time.

"We know what the club means to him, as well as bringing back some wonderful memories, the visit also gave him something new to experience.”

John added: “It was a very special treat and I cannot thank the team at Woodland Grove enough.”

Woodland Grove care home offers 72 individual, private en-suite rooms and providing the highest quality residential, nursing, memory and respite care in a five-star setting.