My name is Steve, I started following west ham when my dad took me to a game over the Boleyn ground I was about 7 years old and a local lad from east ham I can remember he made me a home made stool so I could see over the west side wall where my late dad Roy liked to stand, from then on I was hooked and have followed the hammers over the country and abroad for 40+ years.
My love of football badges has always been with me but more so since I developed diabetes and have lost a bit of my eyesight meaning I can no longer attend matches, I have been collecting them for 30 odd years but sadly due to hard times had to sell my collection but vowed I would start up again and dedicate more time to them hence this website.
Here you will find all world badges that I have accumulated over my years of collecting and clubs that have a pair of crossed hammers on them like west ham united which goes to show a pair of crossed hammers is the most popular badge in the world. and thanks to my very good friend Jon Pope of Hammers Chat who I met through my daily gossip column on hammers chat this website was born, I hope you enjoy this site and please fell free to leave a message in the guestbook.
I would also just like to thank everyone from Hammers Chat & Kumb who have collected badges for me over the years. All your help and support is always appreciated.
A few words from Gonzo at Hammers Chat
I always find it how remarkable and diverse the West Ham supporters are. Just a brief browse through the badges shows how many of our loyal fans come from far and wide.
Visiting the badge and scarf sellers was always a massive part of everyone'e match-day ritual when going to Upton Park and that is sadly something that no longer exists.
This is why Boleyn Badges is such an important site, it gives us a link to our past and our own supporter heritage.
There is something very special about wearing an enamel badge with your supporters club crest on it and unfortunately something that is dying as the game of football marches towards corporate modernisation.
So well done to all involved . . . . . . . . .a little bit of our history is now documented for all to see and enjoy.