The Boleyn is dead, long live the Boleyn... eerie new pictures emerge of Upton Park as it is now

Upton Park

Eerie new pictures of West Ham United's beloved former Upton Park home have emerged this week.

West Ham United could not have wished for a better send-off for their beloved Boleyn Ground.

The Hammers brought the curtain down on 112 years of history at their beloved Upton Park with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Manchester United last May.

It was a fitting send off for the famous old ground as the East Londoners moved on to their controversial new 60,000 seater Olympic Stadium home during the summer.

A woeful start to the season and life at their new 60,000 Olympic Stadium home has left morale on the pitch and in the stands at a new low.

Most West Ham fans accept the club needed a bigger ground and greater income to remain competitive in the Premier League.

However, some supporters are struggling to take to the newly named London Stadium and are hankering for their old ground.

So the following series of pictures may be hard to stomach for supporters after somewhat eerie pictures from in and around the Boleyn in a state of demolition emerged this week.

Graffiti is seen on a wall adjacent to West Ham's former stadium as demolition work continues at the Boleyn Ground in West Ham, LondonGraffiti is seen on a wall adjacent to West Ham's former stadium as demolition work continues at the Boleyn Ground in West Ham, London

A man walks alongside West Ham's former stadium as demolition works continues at the Boleyn Ground in West Ham, LondonA man walks alongside West Ham's former stadium as demolition works continues at the Boleyn Ground in West Ham, London

A hoarding displays advertising for the development that will be built after West Ham's former stadium is demolished at the Boleyn Ground in West Ham, LondonA hoarding displays advertising for the development that will be built after West Ham's former stadium is demolished at the Boleyn Ground in West Ham, London

Rubbish lies on the ground outside West Ham's former stadium as demolition work continues at the Boleyn Ground in West Ham, LondonRubbish lies on the ground outside West Ham's former stadium as demolition work continues at the Boleyn Ground in West Ham, London

A sign warns of danger at West Ham's former stadium as demolition works continues at the Boleyn Ground in West Ham, LondonA sign warns of danger at West Ham's former stadium as demolition works continues at the Boleyn Ground in West Ham, London

A hoarding displays advertising for the development that will be built after West Ham's former stadium is demolished at the Boleyn Ground in West Ham, LondonA hoarding displays advertising for the development that will be built after West Ham's former stadium is demolished at the Boleyn Ground in West Ham, London

A sign warns of danger at West Ham's former stadium as demolition works continues at the Boleyn Ground in West Ham, LondonA sign warns of danger at West Ham's former stadium as demolition works continues at the Boleyn Ground in West Ham, London

Messages on condolence left for fans of West Ham who passed away before the club left their old stadium are seen at the Boleyn Ground in West Ham, LondonMessages on condolence left for fans of West Ham who passed away before the club left their old stadium are seen at the Boleyn Ground in West Ham, London

A worker seen through a window in hoarding around West Ham's former stadium as demolition works continues at the Boleyn Ground in West Ham, LondonA worker seen through a window in hoarding around West Ham's former stadium as demolition works continues at the Boleyn Ground in West Ham, London

Although there was never any turning back once the club vacated its home of 112 years, there is something very final about these latest images.

The East London skyline will never be the same again once Upton Park goes but Hammers fans will always have their memories.

Yes it has been a difficult first season at their new home, which some pundits and supporters have labelled a 'soulless bowl'.

But West Ham need time to make new memories and history at the ground, which includes adversity, which the club endured plenty of at their old home.

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