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In May 1967 a couple of landmark British achievements hit the world headlines: Glasgow Celtic became the first British side to win the European Cup in Lisbon and Francis Chichester completed the first solo navigation around the world.
While in E13 on Monday May 15 a football match was played which would not have registered on the Richter scale of football events let alone the world’s. But nevertheless in terms of West Ham’s history the game was significant as it marked the end of one era and the beginning of another.